Spittlebug

spittlebugSpittlebug Senior only

Scientific name:
(Hemiptera: Cercopidae)

Facts: Spittlebugs are usually noticed as nymphs since the nymphs form a mass of spittle around their body as a protective measure. Adults normally are brown or green and dull colored, however, there are a few forms which are bright and attractively colored. All spittlebugs have a ring of spines on the apex of the tibia which distinguishes them from leafhoppers.

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