spotted alfalfa aphid

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of spotted alfalfa aphid

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Spotted alfalfa aphid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spotted%20alfalfa%20aphid. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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