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froghopper

[frog-hop-er, frawg-] /ˈfrɒgˌhɒp ər, ˈfrɔg-/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; frog1 + hopper
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  • In addition to chewing damage on the leaves, stippling was also noted along with an army of froghopper nymphs.
  • Underneath is the nymph of the froghopper, a small brown insect that can leap long distances.
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froghopper

/ˈfrɒɡˌhɒpə/
noun
1.
any small leaping herbivorous homopterous insect of the family Cercopidae, whose larvae secrete a protective spittle-like substance around themselves Also called spittle insect, spittlebug
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