Definition of plant hopper in English:

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plant hopper

noun

A small, widely distributed plant-sucking bug that leaps when disturbed. Some species are pests of rice and sugar cane.
  • Delphacidae and other families, suborder Homoptera.
Example sentences
  • Each spider was supplied with aphids, flies, plant hoppers, and parasitoid wasps.
  • During the trip, the scientists also found as many as three new species of Taosa plant hoppers.
  • Plant hoppers are similar to leaf hoppers in that they can rapidly flit from plant to plant and away again when disturbed.

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Syllabification: plant hop·per

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