plant louse


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plant louse

n.
1. See aphid.
2. See psyllid.
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plant louse

n
1. (Animals) another name for an aphid
2. (Animals) jumping plant louse any small active cicada-like insect of the homopterous family Psyllidae (or Chermidae), having hind legs adapted for leaping, and feeding on plant juices
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a•phid

(ˈeɪ fɪd, ˈæf ɪd)

n.
any of numerous tiny soft-bodied insects of the family Aphididae that suck the sap from the stems and leaves of various plants. Also called plant louse.
[1880–85; back formation from aphides, pl. of aphis]
a•phid•i•an (əˈfɪd i ən) adj., n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plant louse - any of several small insects especially aphids that feed by sucking the juices from plantsplant louse - any of several small insects especially aphids that feed by sucking the juices from plants
homopteran, homopterous insect - insects having membranous forewings and hind wings
aphid - any of various small plant-sucking insects
adelgid - any of various insects that feed and form galls on conifers
grape louse, grape phylloxera, Phylloxera vitifoleae - destructive to various grape plants
jumping plant louse, psylla, psyllid - small active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping; feeds on plant juices
oak blight - a black plant louse that lives on oaks and dogwoods
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"A type of psyllid or jumping plant louse that will control the plant without harming wildlife has been used to limited effect.
The bug concerned is a psyllid or jumping plant louse called Aphalara itadori.