Spittlebugs are the piglets of the insect world

Spittlebugs are members of the family Cercopidae, of the insect order of true bugs (Hemiptera). They feed on plant juices and make their “spit” out of the excess juices, which pass through their bodies and are mixed with air and spun into a foam by their tail end. The purpose of the spit is protective for the young nymphs. The adults are nondescript and look rather like leafhoppers.

Spittle Bugs
Spittlebug molt
Spittle Bugs
Spittlebug “spit”
Spittle Bugs
I believe these are adult spittlebugs of the genus Philaenus (not sure though)
Spittle Bugs
If I’m right, this is an introduced species

Spittle Bugs
But the nymphs look like piglets.
Spittle Bugs
I think this is a different genus, Lepyronia
Spittle Bugs
Spittle Bugs
Spittle Bugs
Spittle Bugs

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