jumping plant louse


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jumping plant louse

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Noun1.jumping plant louse - small active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leapingjumping plant louse - small active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping; feeds on plant juices
plant louse, louse - any of several small insects especially aphids that feed by sucking the juices from plants
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The jumping plant louse genus Calophya Low (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) is species rich in the Neotropic, Nearctic, Oriental and East Palaearctic regions but rare in Australia and almost entirely absent from Africa.
A type of psyllid or jumping plant louse that will control the plant without harming wildlife has been used to limited effect.
The bug concerned is a psyllid or jumping plant louse called Aphalara itadori.