European elm scale

noun

Definition of European elm scale

: a reddish brown unarmored scale (Gossyparia spuria) introduced into North America from Europe, feeding especially on the underside of the limbs of various elms, secreting great quantities of honeydew, and sometimes killing the trees

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“European elm scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/European%20elm%20scale. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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