noun, plural a·phi·des [ey-fi-deez, af-i-] /ˈeɪ fɪˌdiz, ˈæf ɪ-/.
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Aphis formicarum vacca, says Linnus briefly (beetle the ants' cow).The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
Sometimes house plants, and out-door plants as well, become covered with a small, green insect called the plant louse or aphis.The First Book of Farming|Charles L. Goodrich
The ants and the aphis, and possibly some frost, have destroyed the Peach crop utterly.A Year in a Lancashire Garden|Henry Arthur Bright
This organ is common to the aphis with all the other bugs and plant-lice.Falling in Love|Grant Allen
The "ants' cow" is a species of insect called "aphis" that secretes from its food a sweet kind of fluid called "honey dew."Outdoor Sports and Games|Claude H. Miller