woolly aphid


: any of several aphids (especially genus Eriosoma) covered with a dense coat of white filaments

called also woolly aphis

Examples of woolly aphid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Non-residual, contact insecticides may also reduce the woolly aphid population. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 21 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of woolly aphid was in 1842

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“Woolly aphid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woolly%20aphid. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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