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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En Hexapoda se incluyen dos capitulos que tratan los "Collembola" y "Protura y Diplura"; un capitulo sobre Insecta Apterygota: "Archaeognatha y Zygentoma"; y 15 capitulos destinados a discutir y describir los grupos de Insecta Hemimetabola que incluyen a "Ephemeroptera", "Odonata", "Plecoptera", "Psocoptera", "Homoptera: (Fulgoroidea, Cicadoidea, Membracoidea, Cercopoidea, Aphidoidea, Aleyrodidae, Psylloidea y Coccoidea)", "Isoptera", "Thysanoptera", "Orthoptera", "Dermaptera", "Zoraptera", "Embioptera" y "Hemiptera: Lygaeidae, Pentatomidae, Reduviidae y Enicocephalomorpha".
Where known, Toxomerus larvae are predators, and preys commonly are among groups Fulgoroidea, Cercopoidea, Cicadelloidae, Aleyrodoidea, Aphidoidea, Coccoidea (Hemiptera) and Thysanoptera (Thompson, 1982).
Molecular phylogeny of Cicadomorpha (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cercopoidea and Membracoidea): adding evidence to the controversy.