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TermDefinition
nativeinherent and original to an area.
necrosisin a dead and decayed condition; of or pertaining to necrosis.
necroticin a dead and decayed condition; of or pertaining to necrosis.
needle minersee leafminer (needle miners are only seen on conifers).
nematodesgenerally, microscopic, wormlike animals that live saprophytically in water or soil, or as parasites of plants and animals.
nocturnalof the night; applied to insects that fly or are active at night.
nodesa joint on a stem, represented by point of origin of a leaf or bud; sometimes represented by a swollen or constructed ring, or by a distinct leaf scar.
nymphsyoung insects which quit the egg in a relatively advanced stage of morphological development, differing from the adult in having the wings and the genitalia present only in an incompletely developed conditions; a young stage of insects with an incomplete metamorphosis, (e.g., stinkbugs, aphids, etc.).