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Froghopper

Clastoptera sp.

Description:

Black adult male spittle bug with yellow markings. The legs are black and yellow striped. The female can be seen at my other spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/230... 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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Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 17, 2013

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