Cercopidae

plural noun Cer·cop·i·dae \(ˌ)sərˈkäpəˌdē\

Definition of Cercopidae

  1. :  a family of insects (suborder Homoptera) including the froghoppers that suck the juices of plants and live in a mass of froth which they secrete

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Origin and Etymology of cercopidae

New Latin, from Cercopis, type genus (probably modification of Greek kerkōpē long-tailed cicada, alteration of kerkōps, a long-tailed ape & Kerkōps, one of a pair of malicious brothers captured by Heracles, from kerk- cerc- + ōps eye, face) + -idae — more at optic


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