from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous, generally small homopterous insects of the family Membracidae, found mostly in the tropics and having mouthparts adapted to sucking the sap from trees.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An insect of the family Membracidae.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small leaping insect that sucks juices of branches and twigs
tree + hopper (Wiktionary)
Helonica treehopper This sap-eating insect was collected from the branches of a white oak tree.
The buffalo treehopper (Stictocephala bubalus) may destroy seed crops.
-- Twig scarred as a result of egg laying by the buffalo treehopper.]