Tag Archives: spittlebugs

The Experiment is on Hold

In a previous post I mentioned that I had been looking in the spittle of dogwood spittlebug nymphs for the larva of an insect called the spittlebug fly.  I further refined my search with some special tools:   I could clip … Continue reading

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Caught in the Spit

This moth seems to have been trapped in the sticky bubbles released by a spittlebug, although it is possible it was killed and eaten by something else.  Spittlebugs drink the sap of plants, and are not considered to be predators. … Continue reading

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A Spittlebug

Look at the weeds around here, and you might see a bunch of bubbles that look just like someone spit. Brush the bubbles away with a stem of grass, and you may find the critter that makes them.  This is … Continue reading

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