grape phylloxera

noun

variants or grape louse
: a small yellowish green North American phylloxera (Phylloxera vitifoliae) that lives and forms galls on the leaves and roots of various grapes being relatively harmless to native forms but extremely destructive to European vinifera grapes

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“Grape phylloxera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grape%20phylloxera. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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