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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No doubt there are people out there who live in organic yurts and drink nothing but fermented cuckoo spit who would welcome such "sustainable" fashions but in reality there is nothing to recommend a return to the monastic virtues of 10th century selfdenial or, indeed, Dutch elm disease in your overcoat.
Q: Many of my plants are being spoilt by blobs of cuckoo spit. Can you tell me the name of the pest that causes this and how to control it?
He pointed to the cuckoo spit that was on a plant within a yard of where I was sitting and asked me what it was.
A ADRIENNE SAYS: This is what's commonly called cuckoo spit. Under the protective foam you'll find young frog hoppers.
(a) What is cuckoo spit? Excess sap; fluid secreted by a grub; cuckoo spit.