A sweet, saccharine substance, found on the leaves of trees and other plants in small drops, like dew. Two substances have been called by this name; one exuded from the plants, and the other secreted by certain insects, esp. aphids.
A sweetish excretion produced through the anus by certain insects, notably aphids and scale insects. Fin. Swe.
an excretion from insects, such as aphids, mealybugs, whiteflies, and soft scales, consisting of modified plant sap.
A sugary liquid excretion of plant-sucking hoppers which consists of a mixture of undigested plant material and excretory products.
sugary ooze or exudate, often from aphids, and a characteristic symptom of ergot
secretion left on leaves by insects.
a sugary liquid excreted by certain insects of the order Hemiptera, including aphids and whiteflies.
The sticky secretion from aphids, etc.
sticky, sugar-containing secretion produced by aphids and whiteflies, among others
A sticky substance secreted by aphids and several other sucking insects.
a sugar-filled liquid excreted from the anus of aphids and some other sap-sucking insects.
a sticky, honey-like substance secreted onto foliage by aphids, scale and mealy bugs.
A sweet, sticky liquid released by some insects (especially aphids). Other insects used honeydew as food, and carpenter ants will actually "farm" aphids and protect them from predators.
A mixture of sugars and other plant-derived chemicals excreted by some species of aphids and by some species of insects in families related to aphids. When these insects feed on plants, honeydew drips from them onto plant leaves or onto the ground. Fresh honeydew may be fed upon by other insects as an energy source. Ants of many species are avid feeders on honeydew, and they may even guard the aphids against predators and parasitoids to protect this energy source. Unconsumed honeydew on plant leaves promotes the growth of a black fungus called sooty mold, which may become so dense that it interferes with the metabolism of the plant. Contrast with nectar.
A viscous liquid excreted by aphids and other sucking insects that is a growth medium for certain molds and a food source for ants.
An excreted material from insects in the order Homoptera (aphids) which feed on plant sap; since it contains almost 90% sugar, it is collected by bees and stored as honeydew honey.
tomairangi miere A sugary liquid made by beech scale insects.
A sugary solution secreted by aphids, some caterpillars, and other insects, which is agreeable to some insects, and is consumed.
a sugary liquid excreted by certain insects of the suborder Homoptera; including aphids and scale insects
hohn-nee-doo) The waste, poop, excrement of certain soft-bodied insects. Ants and others are attracted to this clear, sticky substance.
a sugar-rich fluid excreted by plant sap-sucking insects (such as aphids, whiteflies, mealybugs).
A sweet exudate derived from plants sap and produced by sucking insects, particularly aphids and scales.
A sweetish secretion produced by sucking insects, particularly aphids and scales.
The sticky secretion produced by sucking insects such as aphids.
a sweet liquid excreted by aphids, leaflioppers, and some scale insects that is col lected by bees, especially in the absence of a good source of nectar.
Ooze or exudate of a sweetish fluid. (2)
Sugary liquid excretion of aphids or scales.
Substance secreted by certain insects when feeding upon plants.
Sticky, sugary secretion deposited on plants by insects such as aphid and whitefly.
The sugary liquid discharge of various insects, especially aphids.
The result of infestation of growing cotton by aphids or whitefly. It takes the form of more or less randomly distributed droplets of highly concentrated sugars, causing cotton stickiness.
A sugary liquid discharged from the anus of certain homopterous insects.
Honeydew is a sugar-rich sticky substance secreted by aphids and some scale insects as they feed on plant sap. Ants and wasps may eat honeydew. Ants may even "milk" the honeydew from aphids, which benefit from the presence of ants due to their ability drive away predators such as lady beetles.