fleahopper
noun Date: 1902 any of several small jumping bugs that feed on cultivated plants

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fleahopper — ☆ fleahopper [flēhäp΄ər ] n. any of several small jumping hemipterous bugs (family Miridae), many of which damage cotton and other cultivated plants * * * …   Universalium

  • fleahopper — ☆ fleahopper [flēhäp΄ər ] n. any of several small jumping hemipterous bugs (family Miridae), many of which damage cotton and other cultivated plants …   English World dictionary

  • fleahopper — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : any of various small jumping bugs several of which feed on cultivated plants see cotton fleahopper, garden fleahopper …   Useful english dictionary

  • garden fleahopper — noun : a widely distributed black fleahopper (Halticus bracteatus) that sometimes feeds destructively on the foliage of various cultivated plants causing white spots and when abundant the death of infested foliage …   Useful english dictionary

  • cotton fleahopper — noun : a small green No. American mirid bug (Psallus seriatus) that feeds on the young squares and new growth of cotton and on many other cultivated and wild plants …   Useful english dictionary

  • plant bug — any of numerous, often brightly colored hemipterous insects of the family Miridae that feed on the juices of plants. Also called capsid, leaf bug. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * ▪ insect       any member of two families of the insect order Heteroptera.… …   Universalium

  • Miridae — Leaf bug redirects here. For the insect that resembles a leaf, see Phylliidae. Miridae Rhabdomiris striatellus Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • cotton — /kot n/, n. 1. a soft, white, downy substance consisting of the hairs or fibers attached to the seeds of plants belonging to the genus Gossypium, of the mallow family, used in making fabrics, thread, wadding, etc. 2. the plant itself, having… …   Universalium

  • Cotton — /kot n/, n. John, 1584 1652, U.S. clergyman, colonist, and author (grandfather of Cotton Mather). * * * I Seed hair fibre of various plants of the genus Gossypium, in the mallow family, native to most subtropical countries. The shrubby plants… …   Universalium

  • flea — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. hopper, skipper, jumper, dog flea, sand flea, leaper, flea louse, fleahopper, flea beetle, chigoe; see also insect …   English dictionary for students

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