Definition of treehopper in English:

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treehopper

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noun

A tree-dwelling jumping bug that lives chiefly in the tropics. A tall backward-curving projection of the thorax gives the bug a thornlike appearance for camouflage.
  • Family Membracidae, suborder Homoptera: many species, including the bright green buffalo treehopper (Stictocephalus bisonia) of North America.
Example sentences
  • Female egg guarding occurs in a wide variety of insects, including lace bugs, stink bugs, cockroaches, and treehoppers.
  • Additionally, results suggested that treehoppers benefit from ant attendance in ways other than protection from predators; tended treehoppers outperform untended treehoppers even with predators excluded.
  • This indicated that treehoppers benefit from ants in ways other than receiving protection from predators.

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