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(Animals) any homopterous insect of the family Cicadellidae, or an insect of the family Jassidae; leaf-hopper


(ˈlifˌhɒp ər)

any of numerous slender, sap-sucking homopterous insects, of the family Cicadellidae, that leap from leaf to leaf, sometimes spreading plant diseases.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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Noun1.jassid - a variety of leafhopperjassid - a variety of leafhopper    
leafhopper - small leaping insect that sucks the juices of plants
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Moist conditions triggered by heavy rains also intensify sucking pests infestation like Jassid.
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Furthermore, metrological factors (especially temperature, relative humidity and rainfall) also play vital role in the population dynamics of sucking insect pest complex like jassid, aphid, thrips and mites.
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The results on reduction percentage of jassid population on cotton crop during 2006 shown in Figures 4 and 5 depict that all the botanical insecticides reduced the jassid population.