Spittlebugs! Never heard of Spittlebugs? You're not alone. There are approximately 23,000 species of Spittlebugs (Family: Cercopidae). Spittlebugs occur throughout the United States and can at least occasionally be found on almost any plant. Adult spittlebugs are inconspicuous, often greenish or brownish insects, about .25 inch long. Immature Spittlebugs are recognized by the frothy white mass that nymphs surround themselves with on plant tissue where they feed. In fact, the tell-tale sign of Spittlebugs is the plant foam and will normally appear in the plant where the leaf attaches to the stem or where two branches meet.
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