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spittlebug or froghopper (sign)


This is "frog spit" from a froghopper. "The froghoppers, or the superfamily Cercopoidea, are a group of Hemipteran insects, in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha. Families in the suborder 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 spittlebugs."


This was spotted on goldfussia (Strobilanthes sp.) in a large semi-urban yard & garden next to a disturbed patch of remnant forest.


Froghopper spottings at the same general location can be seen here and here

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 12 years ago

Yes thanks! I'll do that next time...

SarahWhitt 12 years ago

Hi SFrazier! I got a little curious this past summer & opened up some "spit" to find the bug inside. Thought you might like to see my spotting.

Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier


Spotted on Nov 5, 2011
Submitted on Nov 26, 2011

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