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tree·hop·per

 (trē′hŏp′ər)
n.
Any of various small, chiefly tropical, plant-feeding insects of the family Membracidae, having an elongated often ornate prothorax.

treehopper

(ˈtriːˌhɒpə)
n
(Animals) any homopterous insect of the family Membracidae, which live among trees and other plants and typically have a large hoodlike thoracic process curving backwards over the body

tree•hop•per

(ˈtriˌhɒp ər)

n.
any of numerous sap-feeding jumping insects of the family Membracidae, having an extended upper back that often resembles a thorn.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.treehopper - small leaping insect that sucks juices of branches and twigstreehopper - small leaping insect that sucks juices of branches and twigs
plant hopper, planthopper - related to the leafhoppers and spittlebugs but rarely damages cultivated plants
family Membracidae, Membracidae - plant hoppers: treehoppers
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Thus, members of the genus Begomovirus are disseminated by whiteflies, while those in the genera Becurtovirus, Curtovirus, Grablovirus, Mastrevirus, and Turncurtovirus are transmitted by specific leafhoppers, the single member of the genus Topocuvirus by a treehopper, and the single member of the genus Capulavirus by an aphid.
(2000) Review of the New World Treehopper Tribe Stegaspidini (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Stegaspidinae): III: Flexocentrus Goding, Stylocentrus Stal, and Umbelligerus Deitz.
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-- A team of researchers with the University of California, Davis, identified the three-cornered alfalfa treehopper (Spissistilus festinus) as the first confirmed vector of red blotch-associated virus in greenhouse tests.
For example, the ages of insect are an important physiological feature that has been observed to influence successful mating as portrayed by the male treehopper during female seeking in which the success of mating varies with early and increasing-age (De Luca and Cocroft, 2011).
Ant-homoptera interactions in a neotropical savanna: the honeydew-producing treehopper Guayaquila xiphias (Membracidae) and its associated ant fauna on Didymopanax vinosum (Araliaceae).