froghopper


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frog·hop·per

 (frôg′hŏp′ər, frŏg′-)
n.
Any of various plant-feeding insects of the superfamily Cercopoidea, having adults with long legs used for leaping and nymphs that form frothy masses of liquid on plant stems. Also called spittlebug.

froghopper

(ˈfrɒɡˌhɒpə)
n
(Animals) any small leaping herbivorous homopterous insect of the family Cercopidae, whose larvae secrete a protective spittle-like substance around themselves. Also called: spittle insect or spittlebug

frog•hop•per

(ˈfrɒgˌhɒp ər, ˈfrɔg-)

n.
any of several leaping homopterous insects of the family Cercopidae, which as a larva is surrounded by a frothy mass.
[1705–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.froghopper - a variety of spittlebug
spittle insect, spittlebug - small leaping herbivorous insect that lives in a mass of protective froth which it and its larvae secrete
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Eggs are laid in autumn by the adult froghopper and these hatch the following spring into nymphs which suck the sap.
Inside the patch of white foam is a developing creature called a froghopper.
But they looked more relaxed as they took Harvey on one of the younger rides, Froghopper.
AADRIENNE SAYS: The froth you've got on your plants is known as "cuckoo spit", and is produced by froghopper grubs so that they can hide inside it.
The Common Froghopper, or "spittle-bug" as it is unflatteringly known in the States, secrets its larvae in "cuckoo-spit", and the larvae gain sustenance by drawing sap from the flower stem.
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Researchers at Cambridge University recently discovered that a common garden pest, the froghopper (Philaenus spumarius), can propel its tiny 6-millimeter body over half meter (2 feet) into the air.
We did try the Dragon rollercoaster, Froghopper and the Balloon Race which is a roundabout where you get into a mini hot air balloon.
The Park is now open daily from 9am with the Magnificent 7, seven new rides installed during the last year - Sombrero, Super Dragon, the Froghopper, Flying Jumbos, Mini-Balloons, Raft Ride and Crazy Bus, running alongside star attractions including Shockwave, Europe's only stand-up roller coaster, Splash Canyon, the white water rapids ride, Klondike Old Mine and Children's Corner.
Other terrestrial insects recovered included nymphal froghopper (Fulgoridae), adult rove beetle (Staphylinidae), adult short-winged mold beetle (Pselaphidae), and adult small carrion beetle (Leptodiridae).
Several species of froghopper or spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) are general pests of sugarcane and gramineous forage plants in the Neotropical region (Thompson 2004; Carvalho & Webb 2005).
What is the common name for the froth left on plants by the froghopper insect?