Definition of Spittlebug

1. Noun. Small leaping herbivorous insect that lives in a mass of protective froth which it and its larvae secrete.




Definition of Spittlebug

1. Noun. Any of various small insects of the family ''Cercopidae'' that feed on plant sap and whose larvae produce cuckoo spit. ¹

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Definition of Spittlebug

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spittlebug

spitteth
spitting
spitting-cobra
spitting cobra
spitting cobras
spitting distance
spitting distances
spitting image
spitting images
spitting snake
spitting spider
spitting spiders
spittings
spittle
spittle insect
spittlebug (current term)
spittlebugs
spittles
spittly
spittoon
spittoons
spitty
spitwad
spitwads
spitz
spitz dog
spitzer
spitzers
spitzes
spiv

Literary usage of Spittlebug

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Overview of Upland Rice Research: Proceedings of the 1982 Bouake, Ivory by International Rice Research Institute (1984)
"Lesser cornstalk borer and spittlebug sometimes damage seedlings and cause ... Lesser cornstalk borer is most active in dry periods and spittlebug damages ..."

2. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"... seed and cone insects, cotton- wood leaf beetle, imported willow leaf beetle, spruce budworm, two-lined chestnut borer, Saratoga spittlebug, and white ..."

3. Upland Rice: A Global Perspective by Phool Chand Gupta, J. C. O'Toole (1986)
"In the central western region of Brazil, subterraneous termites, thrips, rice stink bugs, leafhoppers, planthoppers, spittlebug, AW, lesser cornstalk borer, ..."

4. Crop Loss Assessment in Rice: Papers Given at the International Workshop on by International Rice Research Institute (1990)
"... meadow spittlebug and potato leafhopper in an alfalfa field. J. Econ. Entomol. 72:830-834. Wood TO, Smith RW, Johnson RA, Komolafe PO (1980) Termite ..."

5. Stilt Man by Doug Flaherty (2006)
"I'll rustle up some endearments: you can be my little mealybug, rose midge, my leaf roller, violet sow, bristly rose slug, spittlebug, coddling moth, ..."

6. IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and Biological Control of Plant Pests by Jane P. Gates (1994)
"... spittlebug, Prosapia bicincta (Say). Other taxa, notably oribatid Acari, increased over time in response to pesticide or fertilizer applications. ..."

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