buffalo treehopper

noun

Definition of buffalo treehopper

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of buffalo treehopper

so called from its horned prothorax


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