pine leaf aphid


noun

See under adelgid.

Nearby words

  1. pine cone,
  2. pine end,
  3. pine family,
  4. pine finch,
  5. pine grosbeak,
  6. pine marten,
  7. pine mouse,
  8. pine needle,
  9. pine nut,
  10. pine siskin

adelgid

[ uh-del-jid ]
/ əˈdɛl dʒɪd /

noun

any of various homopterous insects of the family Adelgidae, as Adelges abietis (spruce gall aphid) and Pineus pinifoliae (pine leaf aphid), that feed and form galls on conifers.

Origin of adelgid

< New Latin Adelgidae, equivalent to Adelg(es) a genus name (apparently < Greek ádel(os) unseen, invisible (a- a-6 + dêlos visible, clear) + New Latin -ges < ?: unexplained by the name's originator) + -idae -id2

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