Meaning of JASSIDAE in English

ˈjasəˌdē noun plural

Usage: capitalized

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

: 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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