NT2470 : Cuckoo Spit on Mint

taken 8 months ago, near to Morningside, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Cuckoo Spit on Mint
Cuckoo Spit on Mint
Cuckoo spit is produced by the nymphs [juvenile stage of some insects] of Common Froghoppers or Spittlebugs [Philaenus spumarius NT2470 : Froghopper nymphs from Cuckoo spit]. They are true bugs [Hemiptera], in the entomological sense of the term, and have piercing mouth parts to suck plant sap [see NT2470 : Froghopper nymph - ventral view]. The 'cuckoo spit' bubbles are created by the nymphs, and protects them from predators and from drying out.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 11 June, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Place (from Tags)
Morningside  Edinburgh 
Insect (from Tags)
Hemiptera  Froghopper  Philaenus 
Plant (from Tags)
Mint 
Primary Subject of Photo
Insect 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2436 7012 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.0918N 3:12.7094W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2436 7012
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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