Spittlebug

Spittlebug

This is a nymph, a young spittlbug which can be found in frothy spittle, also called cuckoo spit, on plants, which the nymphs produce to protect themselves. They are also known as froghoppers, and there are ten species in the UK.

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May 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.