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Philaenus sp


Small jumping insect, less than 1 cm long; moves quickly.


Deciduous forest bordering the river Rhone - in a natural protected reserve.


Insect repsonsible for so called "cuckoo-spit" in gardens - a mass of watery bubbles produced by the insect while it feeds on plant's sap. The spit serves two purposes - to protect the hopper by hiding it underneath, and to keep it moist.

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Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Genève, Genève, Switzerland

Spotted on Jun 20, 2015
Submitted on Jun 20, 2015

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