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Fig. 41 Aphid . Winged female.

aphid

any member of the family Aphididae, order Hemiptera, commonly called green fly. Aphids feed on plant juices by using piercing and sucking mouthparts and are of considerable economic importance because they can act as vectors of plant viruses. See Fig. 41 .
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