spittlebug


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spit·tle·bug

 (spĭt′l-bŭg′)

spit•tle•bug

(ˈspɪt lˌbʌg)

n.
the nymph of the froghopper, which surrounds itself with a frothy mass.
[1880–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spittlebug - small leaping herbivorous insect that lives in a mass of protective froth which it and its larvae secretespittlebug - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
The most common species in the UK is the Meadow Spittlebug (Philaenus spumarius).
The little green spittlebug feeds on the host plant whilst 'hidden' in his little bubble of spit or spittle.
Induction of insect plant resistance to the spittlebug Mahanarva fimbriolata Stal (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) in sugarcane by silicon application.
Hosts: this spittlebug feeds on the aerial parts of many trees, shrubs, and grasses [99], but favorite hosts are considered to be sunflower (Helianthus spp.) and ragweed (Ambrosia sp.) [100].
Induction of insect plant resistance to the spittlebug Mahanarva fimbriolata Stai (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) in sugarcane by silicon application.
Hewitt, "Grazing management as a means of regulating spittlebug (Homoptera: Cercopidae) numbers in Central Brazil," Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira, vol.
The spittlebug Philaenusspumarius feeds from mature xylem at the full hydraulic tension of the transpiration stream.