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Cuckoo spit

Observed: 27th May 2012 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Cuckoo spit produced by Common froghopper nymph (Philaenus spumarius) just visible within the frothy mass it secretes from excess plant juices as camouflage and protection.
Description:

The greeny/yellow froghopper nymph that secreted this 'Cuckoo spit" is just visible within the frothy mass it secretes from excess plant juices it sucks as camouflage and protection.

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dejayM's picture

4 year wait!

I am SO amazed that no-one has been - how and why can that be?
My excuse is that I've just posted mine and used this as research. i have look at every cuckoo spit in iSpot.
Now look http://www.ispotnature.org/node/800812