woolly adelgid

NOUN
  1. an insect that feeds on hemlocks; its egg sacs are small fuzzy white balls like artificial snow on a Christmas tree
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How To Use woolly adelgid In A Sentence

  • The hemlock woolly adelgid, an insect introduced from Asia in 1924, is killing eastern hemlocks throughout the eastern United States. Beyond Old Growth~ Chapter 5
  • For example, when hemlocks are completely infested with woolly adelgid, homeowners should get rid of the plant so they don't have to continually spray. Prime time to tame overgrown lawns
  • The balsam woolly adelgid, which sucks the sap from Fraser firs, has no natural predators here, either. Aliens Invade America!
  • And hemlocks are being killed by an organism called woolly adelgid, not woody adelgid. Environment: Troubled Time for Trees
  • Just two pests — hemlock woolly adelgid and Asian long-horned beetle — could virtually destroy old-growth hemlock-hardwood forests in wilderness areas, creating an abundance of fuel and coarse woody debris. Beyond Old Growth~ Chapter 5
  • For example, when hemlocks are completely infested with woolly adelgid, homeowners should get rid of the plant so they don't have to continually spray. Prime time to tame overgrown lawns
  • In Great Smoky Mountains National Park, an invasive insect—the balsam woolly adelgid—has killed millions of Fraser firs, as seen here on Clingmans Dome.
  • And hemlocks are being killed by an organism called woolly adelgid, not woody adelgid. Letters to the Magazine
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