Definition of plant hopper in English:

plant hopper


  • A small widely distributed plant-sucking bug that leaps when disturbed. Some kinds are pests of rice and sugar cane.

    Delphacidae and other families, suborder Homoptera

    • ‘Each spider was supplied with aphids, flies, plant hoppers, and parasitoid wasps.’
    • ‘During the trip, the scientists also found as many as three new species of Taosa plant hoppers.’
    • ‘Plant hoppers are similar to leaf hoppers in that they can rapidly flit from plant to plant and away again when disturbed.’