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Apple blight

an aphid, Eriosoma lanigera, that is covered with a powdery waxy secretion and infests apple trees Also called American blight
Historical Examples

Blights are all over, the pear blight, the apple blight, the lettuce blight.
Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Various


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