spittle insect


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

spittle insect

(ˈspɪtəlˌbʌɡ) or

spittlebug

n
(Animals) other names for the froghopper
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spittle insect - small leaping herbivorous insect that lives in a mass of protective froth which it and its larvae secretespittle insect - small leaping herbivorous insect that lives in a mass of protective froth which it and its larvae secrete
homopteran, homopterous insect - insects having membranous forewings and hind wings
Cercopidae, family Cercopidae - froghoppers or spittlebugs
froghopper - a variety of spittlebug
meadow spittlebug, Philaenus spumarius - North American insect that severely damages grasses
pine spittlebug - North American insect that attacks pines
Aphrophora saratogensis, Saratoga spittlebug - feeds on pines in northern United States