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Philaeneus spumarus Form Praeusta

Observed: 26th July 2013 By: Wildlife Ranger
Freshwater Environment & Ecology Trust
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Philaeneus spumarus 20223
Description:

Of the 13 Phenotypic Forms of Philaneus spumarus this is the Morph PRA Praeusta one of the 5 Non-Melanics and a relatively infrequent phenotype

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Comments

Joe Botting's picture

Nice to see the colour form named

...as I confess I don't normally get around to it. The normal common name is just Common Froghopper, by the way - it's best that everyone realises the other froghoppers also produce cuckoo spit. :)

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I-spot dictionary

Hi Jo

Unfortuntely i-spot opts for the name Cuckoo Spit

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Joe Botting's picture

Yes, but...

...you can over-rule it for the common name and type whatever you think is right. Common names are often location-dependent, after all. Although I do think woodlice should all be forcibly called cheeselogs, as they are in Kent (I think). ;o)

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Common names

Yes, interesting comments - thanks.
Specially for cheeselogs.
See more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodlouse
Now see my title here http://www.ispotnature.org/node/800812 (I only came to agree)