corn leaf aphid

noun

Definition of corn leaf aphid

: a dusky greenish or brownish aphid (Rhopalosiphum maidis) that feeds on the flowers and foliage of various commercially important grasses (such as corn)

First Known Use of corn leaf aphid

circa 1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Corn leaf aphid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corn%20leaf%20aphid. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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