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woolly aphid

[ wool-ee ey-fid, af-id ]
/ ˈwʊl i ˈeɪ fɪd, ˈæf ɪd /
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noun

any plant louse of the family Aphididae, characterized by a waxy secretion that appears like a jumbled mass of fine, curly, white cottony or woolly threads, as Eriosoma lanigerum(woolly apple aphid, or American blight ) and Prociphilus tessellatus(woolly alder aphid ).
any of various aphids that produce white waxy threads, as Adelges piceae(balsam woolly aphid ).

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Origin of woolly aphid

First recorded in 1835–45
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