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  • Aphid

    any of numerous tiny soft-bodied insects of the family Aphididae of worldwide distribution, that suck the sap from the stems and leaves of various plants, some developing wings when overcrowding occurs: an important pest of many fruit trees and vegetable crops. Historical Examples I once observed a young spider approaching an aphid, which was facing […]

  • Aphid lion

    the larva of a lacewing, usually predaceous on aphids.

  • Aphis

    an aphid, especially of the genus Aphis. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Historical Examples The house must be fumigated, and the trees syringed on the least appearance of aphis. The Book of Pears and Plums Edward Bartrum The grain aphis, in certain years, desolates our wheat fields. Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard Never […]

  • Aphik

    aphik (Judg. 1:31); Aphek (Josh. 13:4; 19:30), stronghold. (1.) A city of the tribe of Asher. It was the scene of the licentious worship of the Syrian Aphrodite. The ruins of the temple, “magnificent ruins” in a “spot of strange wildness and beauty”, are still seen at Afka, on the north-west slopes of Lebanon, near […]

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