treehopper

noun
tree·​hop·​per | \ˈtrē-ˌhä-pər \

Definition of treehopper 

: any of a family (Membracidae) of small leaping homopterous insects that feed on the sap especially of shrubs and trees

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The cover featured a bizarre-looking South American insect called the ball-bearing treehopper. Adam Davidson, The New Yorker, "Europe’s Child-Refugee Crisis," 27 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of treehopper

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

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