potato leafhopper

noun
1.
any of various leafhoppers that are serious pests, damaging a wide variety of cultivated and wild plants, especially potatoes.
2.
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:
1920–25

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