English grain aphid

noun

Definition of English grain aphid

: a pale green aphid (Macrosiphum avenae) with dark markings that is native to Europe but widespread in North America and that feeds on grasses and small grains, being especially destructive when feeding on the developing heads of grain

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“English grain aphid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/English%20grain%20aphid. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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