spotted alfalfa aphid


: a highly destructive Old World aphid (Therioaphis maculata) that is established in the U.S. in warmer areas and causes yellowing and stunting of affected plants

Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spotted alfalfa aphid was in 1958

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“Spotted alfalfa aphid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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