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Meadow spittlebug

Philaenus spumarius

Description:

Very common in Washington in June, this spittlebug was obscured by the blob of foam it produced. Only its legs can be made out.

Habitat:

Found on a rose bush in a forest in North Cascades National Park.

Notes:

This is an invasive species that carries a bacterial plant pathogen.

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mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Marblemount, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jun 12, 2019
Submitted on Oct 21, 2020

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