There are actually 10 species of spittlebug
in the UK and the young, called nymphs - all produce whitish, frothy blobs of spittle on leaves and branches.
The disease is caused by a bacterium which is moved from one plant to another by plantsucking insects such as the spittlebug
Cercopidae is one of the largest families of the spittlebug
superfamily Cercopoidea, which are xylem-sap sucking insects.
Hamilton, The spittlebugs
of Canada (Homoptera: Cercopidae), Insects and Arachnids of Canada, part 10, Biosystematics Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1982.
Oliveira, "Parasitism of spittlebug
eggs (Homoptera: Cercopidae) by the microhymenopteran Anagrus urichi Pickles (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) in Campo Grande, MS, Brazil," Neotropical Entomology, vol.
Abstract: The sugarcane spittlebug
, Aeneolamia varia (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) is an important economic pest in the Cauca valley, Colombia since 2007.
Marandu appears as an option for farmers, due to its agronomic and zoothecnic characteristics, such as nutritional value, less seasonality in production, higher leaf / stem ratio, pasture spittlebug
resistance, adaptation to acid soils and high forage mass production (EMBRAPA, 1985).
We developed the hypothesis that two predisposing factors, high stem density and lower ground water, were increasing susceptibility to an inciting factor--a spittlebug
& BATISTA FILHO, A., 2005.--Screening of entomopathogenic nematodes (Nemata: Rhabditida) and the efficiency of Heterorhabditis sp., against the Sugarcane Root Spittlebug
Mahanarva fimbriolata (Fabr.) (Hemiptera: Cercopidae).
A new approach to the Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera, Insecta) cytogenetics: chromosomes of the meadow spittlebug
Philaenus spumarius (L.) examined using various chromosome banding techniques.
It is interesting to learn that the unsightly mess is caused by a bug with the most appropriate name of spittlebug