frog hopper


[frog-hop-er, frawg-]
any of numerous leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cercopidae, which in the immature stages live in a spittlelike secretion on plants.
Also called spittle insect, spittlebug.

1705–15; frog1 + hopper Unabridged
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froghopper (ˈfrɒɡˌhɒpə)
spittle insect, Also called: spittlebug any small leaping herbivorous homopterous insect of the family Cercopidae, whose larvae secrete a protective spittle-like substance around themselves

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