froghopper

noun
frog·​hop·​per | \ ˈfrȯg-ˌhä-pər How to pronounce froghopper (audio) , ˈfräg-\

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An insect known as the froghopper can leap more than 100 times its body length despite short legs. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Math Explains Why Robots Can't Compete With Ants," 27 Apr. 2018 There were 24-percent fewer grasshoppers in compressor plots, 52-percent fewer froghoppers, and a whopping 95-percent fewer cave, camel, and spider crickets. Veronique Greenwood, The Atlantic, "Is Noise Pollution Making Desert Bugs Disappear?," 2 June 2017

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1711, in the meaning defined above

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