jumping plant lice

jumping plant louse

noun
any of numerous lice, of the family Psyllidae, that feed on plant juices and are sometimes pests of fruits and vegetables.
Also called psylla, psyllid.


Origin:
1900–05

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jumping plant louse

noun
small active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping; feeds on plant juices 
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