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 (frôg′hŏp′ər, frŏg′-)
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.


(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


(ˈfrɒgˌhɒp ər, ˈfrɔg-)

any of several leaping homopterous insects of the family Cercopidae, which as a larva is surrounded by a frothy mass.
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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?