woolly aphid

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wool′ly a′phid

any of various aphids that produce white waxy threads.
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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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They tend to be prone to sooty mold, scale insect and woolly aphid. If you have a citrus plant that is shedding leaves, investigate and intervene immediately.
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Pyracantha and box plants are prone to attack from woolly aphid which can do a lot of damage when it is warm as they can multiply rapidly and in July they develop a winged aphid that can fly off looking for a new host plant.
Apples are also attacked by five different species of aphids, the most prevalent being the woolly aphid, the tell-tale presence of which is a covering of white, woolly wax, where the colonies cling to the bark.
A I expect that this is the work of a woolly aphid - a kind of greenfly.
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.