Definition of Genus aphis
1. Noun. Type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetables.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Aphididae, Family Aphididae
Member holonyms: Aphis Pomi, Apple Aphid, Green Apple Aphid, Aphis Fabae, Bean Aphid, Blackfly
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Aphis
Literary usage of Genus aphis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Monograph of the British Aphides by George Bowdler Buckton (1876)
"... genus Aphis to 158 species, which, again, he subdivides into various headings, to which he simply attaches letters. Some of these smaller groups are, ..."
2. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1888)
"To the genus Aphis, in its restricted sense, belong a considerable number of the important species of this sub-family. The species that occurs in such ..."
3. Forest Entomology by Alexander Thomson Gillanders (1908)
"The genus Aphis, according to Buckton, contains 45 species, and it is a very important genus. In the first place, the name Aphis to a novice in ..."