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Froghopper

Clastoptera sp.

Description:

Yellow and black female adult spittle bug. The front has horizontal stripes. The back has a false eye. The legs are striped. The male can be seen at my other spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/239... and the nymph at: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/744...

Habitat:

Goldenbush plant in native garden.

Notes:

"The froghopper can accelerate at 4,000 m/s2 over 2mm as it jumps (experiencing over 400 gs of acceleration). Spittlebugs can jump 100 times their length. Many species resemble leafhoppers, but can be distinguished by the possession of only a few stout spines on the hind tibia, where leafhoppers have a series of small spines." - Wikipedia

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5 Comments

TicThapanya
TicThapanya 7 years ago

beautiful hopper.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Cool!

Thank you Lauren & Emma!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Great pictures Cindy!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Lovely find! How thrilling!

Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on May 13, 2013
Submitted on May 13, 2013

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