apple grain aphid

noun

: a yellowish green aphid (Rhopalosiphum fitchii) with dark bands on the abdomen that produces its fertilized eggs on apple and related trees and feeds on their leaves in early spring but passes most of the growing season on various small grains and grasses

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“Apple grain aphid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apple%20grain%20aphid. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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