from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Feeding on aphids.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devouring aphides; aphidophagous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as aphidiphagous.


aphis + Latin vorare to devour. (Wiktionary)


  • Other species of ichneumon insert their eggs into the aphis, and into the larva of the aphidivorous fly: others into the bedeguar of rose trees, and the gall-nuts of oaks; whence those excrescences seem to be produced, as well as the hydatides in the frontal sinus of sheep and calves by the stimulus of the larvæ deposited in them.] [Footnote: _While fierce Libellula_, l.

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