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Related to Cicadellidea: family Cicadellidae, Cercopidae, Miridae, Gelastocoridae


Any of numerous small insects of the family Cicadellidae that jump or hop readily and suck juices from plants, sometimes damaging crops.


(ˈlifˌhɒp ər)

any of numerous slender, sap-sucking homopterous insects, of the family Cicadellidae, that leap from leaf to leaf, sometimes spreading plant diseases.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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Noun1.leafhopper - small leaping insect that sucks the juices of plantsleafhopper - small leaping insect that sucks the juices of plants
homopteran, homopterous insect - insects having membranous forewings and hind wings
family Jassidae, Jassidae - family of small leafhoppers coextensive with the Cicadellidae and not distinguished from it in some classifications
jassid - a variety of leafhopper