Meadow Spittlebug
( Philaenus spumarius )


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IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Philaenus spumarius
(Linnaeus ,1758 )
Common Name:Meadow Spittlebug
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Auchenorrhyncha
Order:Hemiptera
Suborder:Auchenorrhyncha
Family:Cercopidae
Genus:Philaenus
Taxon Code:HOM01607
ITIS/TSN:200139

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Dimond Park, Dimond Park, 3860 Hanly Rd, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100146

RECOGNITION
Recognition
"Comes in many different color patterns"
Description
Comes in many different color patterns.
Body Length
5-7 mm.

BIOLOGY
Spittlebug: nymphs surround themselves with a frothy mass that resembles spittle.
Food
Infests more than 400 plant species, may damage alfalfa, red clover, wheat, oats, corn, and strawberries.
Range
Native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic, adventive and widespread in NA (much of the US except sw. areas, most common in the northeast and Pacific Northwest).

CREDITS
Photographer
Joyce Gross
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Species Philaenus spumarius - Meadow Spittlebug. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/7452). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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