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Spittlebug (Genus Aphrophora) are named for the mass of “spittle” the larval stage excretes from epidermal glands near its anus. The foam is produced from juices of their host plant, in this case Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis), Santa Barbara County, California.

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Image size: 3230x2140 pixels (10.8"x7.1" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2012-04-18

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Wild animal / Insect / Homoptere / Froghopper

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Spring

Shape / Bubble

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Hemipteroidea / Homoptera / Auchenorrhyncha / Cercopoidea / Aphrophoridae / Aphrophora

Individual / Nobody


Shot / Macrophotography

Shot / Overview

America / North America / United States of America / Western United States / Pacific States / California

Shot / Profile shot


Species / Relation between species / Camouflage


Individual / Stage of development / Nymph

Enumeration / Alone

Species / Relation between species / Parasitism / Parasite

Flora / Spermatophyte / Flowering plant / Dicotyledon / Asterales order / Compositae / sunflowers / Coyote brush (Baccharis pilularis)

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