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aphid Definitions

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sapsucking pest insect of the superfamily aphidoidea; an aphidian.

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  • some aphids (e.g., the woolly apple aphid) secrete long strands of waxy material from wax glands, forming a conspicuous woolly coating for their colonies. gall-making aphids live in galls, or swellings of plant tissue, formed by the plant as a reaction to substances secreted by the insects; galls of different aphid species are easily identified (e.g., the cockscomb gall of elm leaves). one group of aphids lives only on conifers (e.g., the eastern spruce gall aphid). factmonster.com

  • some aphids (e.g., the woolly apple aphid) secrete long strands of waxy material from wax glands, forming a conspicuous woolly coating for their colonies. gall-making aphids live in galls, or swellings of plant tissue, formed by the plant as a reaction to substances secreted by the insects; galls of different aphid species are easily identified (e.g., the cockscomb gall of elm leaves). one group of aphids lives only on conifers (e.g., the eastern spruce gall aphid). infoplease.com