plant hopper

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Noun1.plant hopper - related to the leafhoppers and spittlebugs but rarely damages cultivated plants
homopteran, homopterous insect - insects having membranous forewings and hind wings
treehopper - small leaping insect that sucks juices of branches and twigs
lantern fly, lantern-fly - large brightly marked tropical insect with a process like a snout that was formerly thought to emit light
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Demand for pymetrozine largely increases this year because of more occurrence of rice insect pests, especially rice plant hoppers.
Unfortunately, the extensive use of pesticides led to an enormous growth in the population of brown plant hoppers (insect pests).
Taosa and Megamelus plant hoppers are sap-sucking insects that, like their whitefly cousins, can transmit plant pathogens.