wheat aphid

noun
variants: or wheat aphis

Definition of wheat aphid

: any of several plant lice of the family Aphididae (as the grain aphid Macrosiphum granarium and Rhopalosiphum prunifoliae) that suck the sap of growing wheat

called also wheat louse, wheat plant louse

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“Wheat aphid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheat%20aphid. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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