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leafhopper

[leef-hop-er] /ˈlifˌhɒp ər/
noun
1.
any of numerous leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cicadellidae that suck plant juices, many being serious crop pests.
Also called jassid.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; leaf + hopper
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  • Good knowledge of the leafhopper species vectoring these diseases in potatoes and their source is needed to manage these diseases.
  • Mechanisms of resistance to leafhopper damage in cowpea.
  • The potato leafhopper is a serious problem on red maple causing severe economic damage in nurseries and landscape settings.

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