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This is a froghopper (the adult form of the perhaps better known "spittle bug" -- nymph stage). Nymphs in these families produce a cover of frothed-up plant sap resembling spit; the nymphs are therefore commonly known as spittlebugs, or spit bugs, and their froth as cuckoo spit, frog spit or snake spit. A few species are serious agricultural pests.


Perched on a leaf in a large semi-urban yard & garden situated next to a disturbed patch of remnant forest.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 12 years ago

Thanks! Here's an interesting one, an apparent adult in spittle and here's a typical spittlebug (the nymph) in spittle

MaryEvans2 12 years ago

Nice spot, photo, and information. I have spittle bug spit all over my yard, but have not noticed any of these hoppers. Will have to keep my eyes open.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago


Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier


Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Jun 11, 2012

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