Definition of 'aphid'
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Example sentences containing 'aphid'
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Often found on herbaceous plants eating aphids. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is brown with cream spots and feeds on aphids. The Sun (2011)Watch out also for the distorted young leaves on beech hedges that mean those woolly white aphids are busy under the leaves. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They also eat grubs and aphids, and thus are helpful to gardeners and farmers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This sounds like cypress aphids, which cause brown patches of dead foliage. The Sun (2012)These are cypress aphids, which cause brown patches of dead foliage. The Sun (2011)It feeds on aphids with a single-minded ferocity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)WHAT is the best way to control woolly aphids on a crab apple tree? The Sun (2014)They play a vital role in the food chain by eating aphids, which can cause havoc to crops. The Sun (2013)This sounds like cypress aphids - the brown being dead growth in the foliage caused by the insects feeding. The Sun (2010)Spray around the edges of the dead patches, as this is where the aphids will be feeding now. The Sun (2016)This sounds like cypress aphids. The Sun (2010)As the sun gets hotter they will become more abundant, and their larvae will do good work for gardeners by feeding on aphids. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Gardeners like me because I eat aphids which damage their plants. The Sun (2009)How do I deal with woolly aphids on my crab apple tree? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The larvae then hatch and feast on aphids, eating about 300 each in their lifetime. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Look like wasps, but are harmless The maggots eat aphids. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A Your conifers are being attacked by cypress aphids, which cause brown patches of dead growth. The Sun (2010)HOW do I get rid of woolly aphids covering my apple tree? The Sun (2011)HOW can I control woolly aphids on my apple tree? The Sun (2013)
Trends of 'aphid'
Used Rarely. aphid is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'aphid'
British English: aphid NOUN
Aphids are very small insects which live on plants and suck their juices.
Definition of aphid from the Collins English Dictionary
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