buffalo treehopper

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Definition of buffalo treehopper

: a bright green treehopper (Stictocephala bubalus) that has two lateral horns on the prothorax, is common throughout the U.S., and damages fruit and other trees by laying its eggs in the bark of the twigs

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so called from its horned prothorax

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“Buffalo treehopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buffalo%20treehopper. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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