Definition of Cercopidae
1. Noun. Froghoppers or spittlebugs.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Homoptera, Suborder Homoptera
Member holonyms: Spittle Insect, Spittlebug, Genus Philaenus, Philaenus, Aphrophora, Genus Aphrophora
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cercopidae
Literary usage of Cercopidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"The cercopidae are much less extraordinary than many of the previously ... The phenomena known as weeping-trees are due to cercopidae; some of the species ..."
2. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1888)
"But the cercopidae differs from the Membracidae in lacking the backward pro- ... The cercopidae " mark an important advance in the direction of the ..."
3. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1915)
"The family cercopidae of the Hemiptera does not show as closely graded a series of ... '13, "The Chromosomes of the cercopidae," BIOL. BULL., 24, p. 133. ..."