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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 allow the seedlings to suffer from want of water, or to become a prey to aphis.
The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition Sutton and Sons

The red spider and aphis have no special fondness for the Aster.
The Mayflower, January, 1905 Various

They are often accused by the careless observer of the injury, instead of the aphis.
Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained M. Quinby

Other remedies for aphis are spraying with a hard stream of water.
The Mayflower, January, 1905 Various

The aphis, or plant louse, often covers the young shoots of the vine, sucking its juices.
The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines George Husmann

aphis vitis is most destructive to vines, as aphis ulmi is to the elm-tree.
The Book of Curiosities I. Platts

The observations of naturalists have chiefly been confined to the Hemipterous genus aphis; but these early attracted their notice.
An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4) William Kirby

The aphis, or “green fly,” must also be destroyed; tobacco may be used.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7 Various

noun (pl) aphides (ˈeɪfɪˌdiːz)
any of various aphids constituting the genus Aphis, such as the blackfly
any other aphid
[United States Department of Agriculture] Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


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