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]
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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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Spittle bug is another name for froghopper, tiny creatures who take in the sap of plants at this time of year before they emerge into brown beetles in August with a capability of being long jump champions.
Smith]; Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Caelifera), leafhoppers and spittle bugs (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha), and plant bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae) (Newman et al.
Spittle bugs are fairly easy to get rid of you can wash them off with a strong stream of water.