woolly aphid


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wool′ly a′phid


n.
any of various aphids that produce white waxy threads.
[1835–45]
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Noun1.woolly aphid - secretes a waxy substance like a mass of fine curly white cotton or woolly threads
aphid - any of various small plant-sucking insects
American blight, Eriosoma lanigerum, woolly apple aphid - primarily a bark feeder on aerial parts and roots of apple and other trees
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Because it is widely distributed, the woolly aphid is generally blamed for most apple problems, including distorted fruit, although the damage it causes is to the vigour of the tree when the aphid enters cracks and crevices in the bark.
And how can I get rid of the woolly aphid or is the crab apple too infected?
It's also a long-term strategy because the bug-eating bugs will reproduce over several years, controlling the white fly and woolly aphid populations, he added.
A I expect that this is the work of a woolly aphid - a kind of greenfly.
It also seems to remove the protection from the elements which the leaves give to that other perennial pest, the grey woolly aphid.
The Society's current top ten pests are: slugs and snails, vine weevil, rabbits, ants, deer, scale, woolly aphid, red spider mite, cyprus aphids and glasshouse mealy bug.
The apple tree may have woolly aphid - aphids that cover themselves in white wool that looks like a fungus.
Keep an eagle eye open for woolly aphid colonies on apples and cut them out or rub them off as soon as you see them.
It is called woolly aphid after the waxy white coating which covers the greenflies.
2Clean down paths, fences and sheds as well as spraying fruit trees to rid them of algae, woolly aphid and other pests.
These are typical colonies of Eriosoma lanigerum, the woolly aphid, that can infest culinary and ornamental apples, cotoneasters and pyracanthas.