- any of numerous leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cicadellidae that suck plant juices, many being serious crop pests.
Origin of leafhopper
Examples from the Web for leaf-hopper
Historical Examples of leaf-hopper
Figures 41 and 42 show the several life stages of the leaf-hopper.
One of the chief failings of this species is the susceptibility of the leaves to the attack of the leaf-hopper.
Does not ripen its wood well and is slightly tender and very susceptible to leaf-hopper here.The Grapes of New York
U. P. Hedrick
The rose bush may have lice or it may have a little green bug that jumps very quickly and so gets its name of leaf-hopper.The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.
Ellen Eddy Shaw
- any homopterous insect of the family Cicadellidae, including various pests of crops