Spit Bug Froth

Spit Bug Froth

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Credit: MARTIN SHIELDS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Froth from Spit Bug or Spittle Bug on the underside of a leaf, Costa Rica. Spit or Spittle bugs produce a frothy white ''spit'' that surrounds them and protects them from predators. It is generally the nymphs that make the spittle. While inside, the nymph sucks out juices from the plant for food.

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Keywords: animal, arthropod, biodiversity, bubbles, bug, cercopidae, costa rica wildlife, fauna, froth, herbivore, homoptera, insect, leaf, leaves, neotropic, nymph, protection, rain forest fauna, rainforest fauna, spit, spittle, survival strategy, tropical, wildlife

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