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Species Aphrophora salicina - Willow Spittlebug

Spittlebug - Aphrophora salicina Willow Spittlebug - Aphrophora salicina Hopper on a vine on a plant - Aphrophora salicina hopper - Aphrophora salicina hopper - Aphrophora salicina willow spittlebug nymphs - Aphrophora salicina
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Aphrophoridae (Spittlebugs)
Genus Aphrophora
No Taxon (Subgenus Aphrophora)
Species salicina (Willow Spittlebug)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphrophora salicis (De Geer 1773) [nomen nudum]
Explanation of Names
Aphrophora salicina (Goeze 1778)
Size
males, 9.0-10.0 mm; females, 9.4-11.2 mm(1)
Range
frequently abundant in the New England where it was introduced from Europe prior to 1921; spreads slowly, may range into se. Canada(1)
Food
Nymphs & adults feed on twigs of native and introduced willows (Salix)(1)
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