meadow spittlebug
noun Date: 1942 a widely distributed spittlebug (Philaenus spumarius) that does severe damage especially to grasses

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  • meadow spittlebug — noun North American insect that severely damages grasses • Syn: ↑Philaenus spumarius • Hypernyms: ↑spittle insect, ↑spittlebug • Member Holonyms: ↑Philaenus, ↑genus Philaenus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • spittlebug — noun small leaping herbivorous insect that lives in a mass of protective froth which it and its larvae secrete • Syn: ↑spittle insect • Hypernyms: ↑homopterous insect, ↑homopteran • Hyponyms: ↑froghopper, ↑meadow spittlebug, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spittlebug — /spit l bug /, n. the nymph of the froghopper, which surrounds itself with a frothy mass. [1880 85, Amer.; SPITTLE + BUG1] * * * or froghopper Any of some 2,000 species of hopping insects (family Cercopidae, order Homoptera) with whitish nymphs… …   Universalium

  • homopteran — /heuh mop teuhr euhn, hoh /, adj. 1. homopterous. n. 2. a homopterous insect. [1835 45; see HOMOPTEROUS, AN] * * * ▪ insect order Introduction   any of more than 32,000 species of sucking insects, the members of which exhibit considerable… …   Universalium

  • froghopper — /frog hop euhr, frawg /, n. any of numerous leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cercopidae, which in the immature stages live in a spittlelike secretion on plants. Also called spittle insect, spittlebug. [1705 15; FROG1 + HOPPER] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • spittle insect — noun small leaping herbivorous insect that lives in a mass of protective froth which it and its larvae secrete • Syn: ↑spittlebug • Hypernyms: ↑homopterous insect, ↑homopteran • Hyponyms: ↑froghopper, ↑meadow spittlebug, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Philaenus spumarius — Wiesenschaumzikade Typische Farbmorphe der Wiesenschaumzikade (Philaenus spumarius f. typica) Systematik Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wiesenschaumzikade — Typische Farbmorphe der Wiesenschaumzikade (Philaenus spumarius f. typica) Systematik Ordnung: Schnabelkerfe (Hemiptera) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Philaenus spumarius — noun North American insect that severely damages grasses • Syn: ↑meadow spittlebug • Hypernyms: ↑spittle insect, ↑spittlebug • Member Holonyms: ↑Philaenus, ↑genus Philaenus …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Philaenus — noun a genus of Cercopidae • Syn: ↑Philaenus • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Cercopidae, ↑family Cercopidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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