Leafhopper
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British pronunciation/lˈiːfhɒpə/
American pronunciation/ˈɫifˌhɑpɝ/
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a small insect that feeds on plant sap by piercing and sucking fluids from leaves and stems

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What is a "leafhopper"?

A leafhopper is a small insect that belongs to the family Cicadellidae and is known for its ability to jump and its distinct leaf-like appearance. These agile insects are found in a variety of habitats and are often associated with plants, where they feed on sap by piercing and sucking fluids from leaves and stems. Leafhoppers can be found in various colors and patterns, camouflaging themselves among foliage to evade predators. They play a role in plant diseases as some species can transmit plant pathogens, making them important subjects of study in agricultural and ecological research.

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