Tree hopper

treehopper

[tree-hop-er]
noun
any of numerous homopterous jumping insects of the family Membracidae, that have an enlarged prothorax and feed on the juices of plants, often injuring the plants.

Origin:
1830–40; tree + hopper

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treehopper (ˈtriːˌhɒpə)
 
n
any homopterous insect of the family Membracidae, which live among trees and other plants and typically have a large hoodlike thoracic process curving backwards over the body

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