One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small widely distributed plant-sucking bug that leaps when disturbed. Some kinds are pests of rice and sugar cane.
- ‘Each spider was supplied with aphids, flies, plant hoppers, and parasitoid wasps.’
- ‘Plant hoppers are similar to leaf hoppers in that they can rapidly flit from plant to plant and away again when disturbed.’
- ‘During the trip, the scientists also found as many as three new species of Taosa plant hoppers.’
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