woolly aphid

noun

Definition of 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. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "If You're Noticing Tiny White Bugs All Over Your Yard, You're Not Alone," 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of woolly aphid

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Woolly aphid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woolly%20aphid. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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