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n. insect which sucks sap from plants

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Aphis is a genus of insects in the family Aphididae containing about 400 species of aphids. It includes many notorious agricultural pests, such as the soybean aphid A. glycines. Many species of Aphis, such as A. coreopsidis, are myrmecophiles, forming close associations with ants.

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for protecting animal health, animal welfare, and plant health. APHIS is the lead agency for collaboration with other agencies to protect U.S. agriculture from invasive pests and diseases. APHIS is the National Plant Protection Authority for the U.S. government, and the agency's head of veterinary services is Chief Veterinary Officer of the United States.

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Aphis

Noun
1. type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetables
(synonym) genus Aphis
(hypernym) arthropod genus
(member-holonym) Aphididae, family Aphididae
(member-meronym) apple aphid, green apple aphid, Aphis pomi


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Aphis
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A genus of insects belonging to the order Hemiptera and family Aphidae, including numerous species known as plant lice and green flies.
  

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USA) Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that oversees protection of animal and plant resources, including transgenics. (see: BRS)

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