Jassidae

plural noun
Jas·​si·​dae | \ ˈjasəˌdē\

Definition of Jassidae

: a family of leafhoppers:
a in some classifications : a family coextensive with Cicadellidae
b : a large cosmopolitan family of small usually slender leafhoppers that have the ocelli near the margin of the vertex and that include many economically significant pests of cultivated plants some of which (as the beet leafhopper) transmit plant diseases — compare tettigellidae

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History and Etymology for Jassidae

New Latin, from Jassus, type genus (from Latin Iassus, Iasus, ancient town in southwestern Asia Minor, from Greek Iassos, Iasos) + -idae

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