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Definition of aphids

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Definition as written by Linnea:

A soft-bodied, sap-sucking insect. Large infestations of them can harm plants, but they are eaten by ladybugs and ladybug larva. Interestingly, some species produce a sweet substance called honeydew, which attracts ants, who tend their herd of aphids like cattle for the treat.

Definition as written by poppysue:

Bright red aphids on a Heliopsis plant.

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Definition as written by melody:

There are different types of aphids. Here is another variety with a ladybug in evidence that has been eating them.

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Definition as written by darylmitchell:

Small, soft-bodied insects of the family Aphididae that have mouth parts specially adapted for piercing, and feed by sucking sap from plants.


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