corn-root aphid

[ kawrn-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌrut, -ˌrʊt /

noun

an aphid, Anuraphis maidiradicis, that lives as a symbiont in colonies of cornfield ants and feeds on the roots of corn: an agricultural pest.
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