Definition of greenfly in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgriːnflʌɪ

noun (plural same or greenflies)

  • A green aphid which is a common pest of crops and garden plants.
    • Several species in the family Aphididae
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    • Natural enemies of greenflies are ladybird larvae, hoverfly larvae, gall-fly larvae, lacewings and earwigs.
    • For safe and effective control of greenfly a range of products can be used.
    • Ladybirds are well known predators of greenflies and other aphids.

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