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spotted alfalfa aphid

noun
1.
a pale yellowish aphid, Therioaphis maculata, of the southern U.S., especially west of the Mississippi River, that is marked with black spots and has fine spines on its back: a pest mainly of alfalfa and some other legumes, as clover.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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