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potato leafhopper

any of various leafhoppers that are serious pests, damaging a wide variety of cultivated and wild plants, especially potatoes.
a small, light green, white-spotted leafhopper, Empoasca fabae, that is a pest of potatoes in the eastern U.S. and also attacks apple trees and numerous other cultivated plants.
Origin of potato leafhopper
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The potato leafhopper is a serious problem on red maple causing severe economic damage in nurseries and landscape settings.
  • Resistance of sunflower species to the western potato leafhopper.
  • Collecting insects by airplane, with special reference to dispersal of the potato leafhopper.

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