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greenfly:

see aphidaphid
or plant louse,
tiny, usually green, soft-bodied, pear-shaped insect injurious to vegetation. It is also called greenfly and blight. Aphids are mostly under 1-4 in. (6 mm) long.
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greenfly

a greenish aphid commonly occurring as a pest on garden and crop plants
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Encourage natural predators into your garden such as ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies, which can reduce greenfly numbers substantially.
You will find greenfly and blackfly - small, wingless insects - on the tips of shoots and buds and the undersides of leaves, both outdoors and in the greenhouse.
They are a major threat because they feed greedily on greenfly, leaving no food for other varieties - and when they run out of greenfly they feast on other ladybirds.
The air has been full of greenfly, winging their way to feed on tender young new shoots.
The midge-sized parasite wasps prey on ladybirds - nature's defence against crop-wasters such as greenfly.
I spray it with Greenfly Blackfly Killer to no avail as the buds fail to open.
Eyes on flies Regularly check plants for greenfly and blackfly as they will start to show up now.
On Saturday, May 12, walkers will meet at the Greenfly in Bedwas at 10.
We do our best to rid our homes of mice, silverfish, cockroaches, bed mites and greenfly on the petunias.
SQUIB: 1 Greenfly (J Stead), 2 Thistle (E Davies), 3 Polly Garter (D Hall) all Royal Anglesey.
Q I have greenfly and blackfly on my roses and spray them regularly but they keep coming back.
They're green and have the unusual power of attracting greenfly by the score.