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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Insects
aphida‧phid /ˈeɪfɪd, ˈæfɪd/ noun [countable]  HBIa type of small insect that feeds on the juices of plants
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aphidAn hour and there was a speck of yellow on the horizon as tiny as an aphid.They are often used in large numbers by farmers to control aphids, scales and mites.Foliar feedings of fish emulsion are said to control aphids while providing organic nutrients.Beneficial predators: Insect allies that kill off pests like aphids.Ants often farm colonies of aphids on garden plants, feeding off their honeydew, while protecting the aphids from predators.The aphids of Chapter 10 could be seen as paying out nectar to hire professional bodyguards.Some of the alders held overwintering white patches of woolly aphids on their gray stems.
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