wool'ly a'phid

1. any plant louse of the family Aphididae, characterized by a waxy secretion that appears like a jumbled mass of fine, curly, white cottony or woolly threads, as Eriosoma lanigerum (wool'ly ap'ple a"phid or American blight) and Prociphilus tessellatus (wool'ly al'der a"phid).
2. any of various aphids that produce white waxy threads, as Adelges piceae (balsam woolly aphid).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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