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How to Deal with Common Garden Pests

Spittlebugs (or Froghoppers)

Cercopidae(froghoppers, spittlebugs) order Homoptera - nymphs produce a solution of frothed plant sap for protection(hence the name spittlebug) - adults jump, often have red and black, but can be brown

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Here's a handsome black and red froghopper (#CercopisVulnerata) to kick off the week. I sometimes find these guys under taro leaves when it's really wet out. The ant in the frame is important. Froghoppers secrete a "honeydew" like substance that ants are attracted to. The ants in turn, protect the froghoppers. Cool, huh?…

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Froghoppers (Phymatostetha sp., Cercopidae, Hemiptera)

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Flashback Friday: Insect fossil porn: Jurassic edition

these froghoppers somehow died while they were having sex, and they have now been doing the deed (in fossil form) for about 165 million years. "froghoppers’ genitalic symmetry and mating position have remained static for over 165 million years.”

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froghoppers

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https://flic.kr/p/fRSYYV | Froghoppers (Cosmoscarta sp., Cercopidae) | Pu'er, Yunnan, China see more froghopper information and images in a SINOBUG post on my tumblr blog HERE....

˚Froghoppers (Cosmoscarta sp., Cercopidae)

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Terrible picture, amazing recipe. Theis is my new go-to glazed carrot recipe! FROGHOPPER's Candied Ginger Carrots Allrecipes.com