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 (ā′fĭs, ăf′ĭs)
n. pl. a·phi·des (ā′fĭ-dēz′, ăf′ĭ-)
An aphid, especially one of the genus Aphis.

[New Latin Aphis, genus name.]


n, pl aphides (ˈeɪfɪˌdiːz)
1. (Animals) any of various aphids constituting the genus Aphis, such as the blackfly
2. (Animals) any other aphid
[C18: from New Latin (coined by Linnaeus for obscure reasons)]


(ˈeɪ fɪs, ˈæf ɪs)

n., pl. a•phi•des (ˈeɪ fɪˌdiz, ˈæf ɪ-)
an aphid, esp. of the genus Aphis.
[1765–75; < New Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aphis - type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetablesAphis - type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetables
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Aphididae, family Aphididae - small soft-bodied plant lice
Aphis pomi, apple aphid, green apple aphid - bright green aphid; feeds on and causes curling of apple leaves
Aphis fabae, bean aphid, blackfly - blackish aphid that infests e.g. beans and sugar beets


[ˈeɪfɪs] N (aphides (pl)) [ˈeɪfɪdiːz]áfido m
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Afterwards I allowed an ant to visit them, and it immediately seemed, by its eager way of running about, to be well aware what a rich flock it had discovered; it then began to play with its antennae on the abdomen first of one aphis and then of another; and each aphis, as soon as it felt the antennae, immediately lifted up its abdomen and excreted a limpid drop of sweet juice, which was eagerly devoured by the ant.
In fact, of the twenty rose-trees which formed the parterre, not one bore the mark of the slug, nor were there evidences anywhere of the clustering aphis which is so destructive to plants growing in a damp soil.
"You don't know what it is to want spiritual tobacco--bad emendations of old texts, or small items about a variety of Aphis Brassicae, with the well-known signature of Philomicron, for the `Twaddler's Magazine;' or a learned treatise on the entomology of the Pentateuch, including all the insects not mentioned, but probably met with by the Israelites in their passage through the desert; with a monograph on the Ant, as treated by Solomon, showing the harmony of the Book of Proverbs with the results of modern research.
In 2019, APHIS will make available up to $10 million in funds to be divided between NADPRP and NAHLN.
At the exit meeting, APHIS Deputy Administrator Osama El-Lissy affirmed his support for the resolution of the bilateral phytosanitary issues between Manila and Washington.
All pre-export shipments must be irradiated, quarantined and granted phytosanitary certificates by the APHIS, she said.
But for more than a quarter-century, in addition to its basic risk-based regulation, APHIS has applied a parallel regime that focuses exclusively on plants altered or produced with the most precise genetic engineering techniques.
The current survey guidelines recommend that during the course of the field season, multi-funnel traps be checked every 2 to 3 wk and prism traps only every 6 wk (USDA APHIS PPQ 2017).
His involvement with USDA APHIS started in 1997, first in Alabama as a wildlife specialist and then in Mississippi as a district supervisor.
The biometrical measurements of Aphis nasturtii help to complete knowledge on external morphology of this species.
However, the application was denied because of noncompliance with APHIS regulations.
Karkanis et al., (2011) reported Disaphis lappe and Aphis fabae damaging Silybum marianum, a medicinal weed crop in Iran and Greece.