beet leafhopper
noun Date: 1919 a leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus) that transmits curly top virus to sugar beets and other garden plants

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  • Beet leafhopper — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta …   Wikipedia

  • beet leafhopper — ☆ beet leafhopper [lēf′häp΄ər ] n. a small leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus) that transmits a very destructive virus to sugar beets …   English World dictionary

  • beet leafhopper — beet′ leaf hopper n. ent a leafhopper, Circulifer tenellus, of the W U.S., a vector of a destructive viral disease of plants, esp. in beets • Etymology: 1915 …   From formal English to slang

  • beet leafhopper — a leafhopper, Circulifer tenellus, of the western U.S., a vector of curly top disease, esp. in beets. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • beet leafhopper — noun : a destructive homopterous insect (Circulifer tenellus) widely distributed in the western United States where it serves as a vector of curly top on a large number of crop and ornamental plants …   Useful english dictionary

  • leafhopper — /leef hop euhr/, n. any of numerous leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cicadellidae that suck plant juices, many being serious crop pests. Also called jassid. [1850 55, Amer.; LEAF + HOPPER] * * * Any of the small, slender, often… …   Universalium

  • Leafhopper — Leafhoppers Adult two lined gum treehopper (Eurymeloides bicincta: Eurymelinae) demonstrating a symbiotic relationship with meat ants Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • beetleafhopper — beet leafhopper n. A small insect (Eutettix tenellus) that transmits a destructive viral disease to plants, especially sugar beets, in the United States. * * * …   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

  • curly top — Plant Pathol. a disease of plants, esp. beets, characterized by puckered or cupped leaves and stunting or distortion, caused by a virus, Ruga verrucosans. [1900 05, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant disease also called  Western Yellow Blight,         viral… …   Universalium

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