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Creepy crawlies: Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope pictures of insects and spiders

A coloured scanning electron micrograph of the underside of the head of a froghopper (superfamily Cercopoidea)

Froghopper(Cercopis vulnerata). The froghoppers, or the superfamily Cercopoidea, are a group of Hemipteran insects, in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha.

froghopper (superfamily Cercopoidea)

An adult Frog hopper of the family Cercopoidea...the nymphs are covered in frothy spit and do very little damage to plants... Here the adult is camouflaged perfectly against a dusky brown Geranium leaf :)

Creepy crawlies: Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope pictures of insects and spiders

A coloured scanning electron micrograph of the underside of the head of a froghopper (superfamily Cercopoidea)

Cercopidae(froghoppers, spittlebugs) order Homoptera - nymphs produce a solution of frothed plant sap for protection(hence the name spittlebug) - adults jump, often have red and black, but can be brown

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Spittle Bug nymph protects itself by producing a large amount of "spittle" becomes a froghopper.

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Cuckoospit The froghoppers, or the superfamily Cercopoidea, are a group of Hemipteran insects, in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha. Adults are capable of jumping many times their height and length, giving the group their common name, but they are best known for their plant-sucking nymphs which encase themselves in froth in springtime.

1860 antichi Froghoppers stampa, hemiptera originale francese incisione, illustrazione di piastra dell'insetto, annata Cercopoidea entomologia. di LyraNebulaPrints su Etsy https://www.etsy.com/it/listing/181226350/1860-antichi-froghoppers-stampa

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Spittle Bugs/Froghoppers Are Bad Bugs! (Prosapia bicincta Kaldari) or the superfamily Cercopoidea, are a group of insects. A few species are serious agricultural pests. These families are best known for the nymph stage, which produces a cover of frothed-up plant sap resembling spit; froghopper nymphs are therefore commonly known as spittlebugs...

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