Definition of leafhopper in English:

leafhopper

Syllabification: leaf·hop·per
Pronunciation: /ˈlēfˌhäpər
 
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noun

  • A small plant bug that is typically brightly colored and leaps when disturbed. It can be a serious crop pest in warm regions.
    • Family Cicadellidae, suborder Homoptera: numerous genera
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    • The adults of most species feed on nectar and honeydew produced by aphids and other sucking insects like leafhoppers, whiteflies and mealybugs.
    • Their larvae will eat large numbers and many varieties of aphids, and also devour mealybugs, whiteflies, thrips, leafhoppers, red spidermites, and a variety of other soft-bodied noxious insects.
    • The newly seeded alfalfa has plant bugs and potato leafhoppers and established alfalfa has army worms, alfalfa loopers, thistle caterpillars, and variegated cut worms.

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