cuckoo spit


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cuckoo spit

a white frothy mass on the stems and leaves of many plants, produced by froghopper larvae (cuckoo spit insects) which feed on the plant juices
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A nice plate of alfalfa sprouts, drizzled with cuckoo spit and topped with parmesan detritus.
No, the bubbles are not frog spit, snake spit, or cuckoo spit, contrary to common kidlore.
Or it could be froghoppers, or cuckoo spit, as these insects secrete a frothy saliva where they feed.