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Which Leafhopper

Observed: 8th August 2013 By: nikkidevnikkidev’s reputation in Invertebratesnikkidev’s reputation in Invertebratesnikkidev’s reputation in Invertebratesnikkidev’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Does that mean it is a Froghopper then? What's the difference?

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Common Froghopper

Hi Thats a good question relating to the problems with common Names

I would normally call it a Frog hopper in British Bugs its in the section on Aphrophoridae (Froghoppers) and is Not Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers) which in my haste i have enterred on the assumption it is Philaenus Philaenius spumarius the taxonomic tree should appear The default I-spot name is the Cuckoo Spit Froghopper but since others have similar habits it in itself could be misconstrued for a number of hoppers

What is more interesting is the combination of Morphs or Forms of which there are 13 in total 5 Non Melanic and 8 Melanic which throws up various combinations in breeding pop a bit like Harlequins Ladybirds This one looks like form VIT a non melanic



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Thanks for the info