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a variety of spittlebug

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Use of alternative food plants exclusively by adult male froghoppers (Homoptera: Cercopidae).
The well-preserved fossil of these two froghoppers showed belly-to-belly mating position and depicts the male reproductive organ inserting into the female copulatory structure.
Froghoppers are related to leafhoppers, cicadas and aphids.
The Common Froghopper, or "spittle-bug" as it is unflatteringly known in the States, secrets its larvae in "cuckoo-spit", and the larvae gain sustenance by drawing sap from the flower stem.
Human high jumpers should be thankful that froghoppers aren't allowed to compete in next summer's Olympic games
In fall, adult female froghoppers lay eggs at the junctures of stems and leaves, ensuring next year's crop of bubbly bugs.
Or it could be froghoppers, or cuckoo spit, as these insects secrete a frothy saliva where they feed.
If you want to remove the froghoppers, I suggest you either do so by rubbing the cuckoo spit off between finger and thumb or, on tougher plants, jet them off with a strong blast of water from a small sprayer or the hose pipe.
Adult froghoppers do not produce the froth so the problem becomes hardly noticeable.
Further examples of the Lindroth hypothesis of evasive mimicry include desert beetles (Holm and Kirsten, 1979), lekking in birds (Baker and Parker, 1979) and hemipteran froghoppers (Philaenus spumarius) (Thompson, 1973).
Among froghoppers associated with the sugarcane in Brazil, 3 Mahanarva species are prominent because of the economic importance of their damage; these are: M.
They have revealed that the same strategy of storing up energy from the muscles to produce fast movements is employed by locusts, trap-jaw ants and froghoppers.
The leafhoppers and froghoppers of Australia and New Zealand (Homoptera: Cicadelloidea and Cercopoidea).
Washington, November 16 (ANI): University of Cambridge researchers have found that froghoppers use archery techniques to achieve the jump of 700 mm, more than 100 times their own body length.