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Cuckoo spit on ribwort plantain- unkown froghopper

Observed: 25th May 2007 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebrates
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I was wondering if the frog hoppers were host specific and this would cvould be identified from the host plant

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Host plants

Some of the froghopper species are fairly catholic in their tastes and can be found on a wide variety of plants, I can't think of any "cuckoo-spit insects" that are specific to Ribwort Plantain.

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Host plants

the Common Froghopper Philaenus spumarius is known to feed on over 100 herbaceous plants

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