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Froghopper or Spittlebug

superfamily Cercopoidea


These families are best known for the nymph stage, which produces a cover of frothed-up plant sap resembling spit; the nymphs are therefore commonly known as spittle bugs and their froth as cuckoo spit, frog spit or snake spit.

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Great Macro Atul..
Lucky to find this one in light. They mostly stuck to dark places.

JasonCryan 11 years ago

This is a spittlebug in the family Aphrophoridae....don't know the genus or species, though!

Jeannette 11 years ago

You are welcome :)

Glad if I can be of any help...

Atul 11 years ago

Thanks Jeannette, its very similar to your spot a slight color variation may be .
will have to search for the exact id!

Jeannette 11 years ago

I have a similar one maybe it can help with the ID, I don't know anything about Indian species....

Nice shot :)

Atul 11 years ago

Thank you Satyen !

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Fantastic spot Doc!

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Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jul 12, 2012
Submitted on Jul 12, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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