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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plant hopper, planthoppernoun

    related to the leafhoppers and spittlebugs but rarely damages cultivated plants

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  1. Planthopper

    A planthopper is any insect in the infraorder Fulgoromorpha, in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha, a group exceeding 12,500 described species worldwide. The name comes from their remarkable resemblance to leaves and other plants of their environment and that they often "hop" for quick transportation in a similar way to that of grasshoppers. However, planthoppers generally walk very slowly. Distributed worldwide, all members of this group are plant-feeders, though few are considered pests. The infraorder contains only a single superfamily, Fulgoroidea. Fulgoroids are most reliably distinguished from the other Auchenorrhyncha by two features; the bifurcate ("Y"-shaped) anal vein in the forewing, and the thickened, three-segmented antennae, with a generally round or egg-shaped second segment (pedicel) that bears a fine filamentous arista.

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  1. planthopper

    A planthopper is a type of insect that belongs to the superfamily Fulgoroidea. They are named for their remarkable jumping ability, made possible by their strong hind legs. Planthoppers can be found worldwide and are known for their diverse size and colourful appearances. They feed on plant sap and some species can be significant pests in agriculture. The life cycle of a planthopper involves three stages: egg, nymph, and adult.

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  1. Planthopper

    A planthopper is any insect in the infraorder Fulgoromorpha within the Hemiptera. The name comes from their remarkable resemblance to leaves and other plants of their environment and from the fact that they often "hop" for quick transportation in a similar way to that of grasshoppers. However, planthoppers generally walk very slowly so as not to attract attention. Distributed worldwide, all members of this group are plant-feeders, though surprisingly few are considered pests. The infraorder contains only a single superfamily, Fulgoroidea. Fulgoroids are most reliably distinguished from the other members of the classical "Homoptera" by two features; the bifurcate anal vein in the forewing, and the thickened, three-segmented antennae, with a generally round or egg-shaped second segment that bears a fine filamentous arista. Nymphs of many Fulgoroids produce wax from special glands on the abdominal terga and other parts of the body. These are hydrophobic and help conceal the insects. Adult females of many families also produce wax which may be used to protect eggs. Planthoppers are often vectors for plant diseases, especially phytoplasmas which live in the phloem of plants and can be transmitted by planthoppers when feeding.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of planthopper in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of planthopper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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