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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.
(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-)
any of several leaping homopterous insects of the family Cercopidae, which as a larva is surrounded by a frothy mass.