Cuckoo spit

Cuckoo spit

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Caption: Cuckoo spit on a branch. This waxy, protective foam is secreted by spittle bug nymphs (family Cercopidae), also known as froghopper nymphs, by forcing air through a fluid secreted from the anus. The foam serves to keep the developing nymphs moist and may also provide some protection from predators.

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Keywords: animal, cercopidae, cuckoo, foamy, froghoppers, frothy, homopteran, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, juveniles, nature, nymphs, protective secretion, spittle bugs, wildlife, zoology

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