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Species Clastoptera proteus - Dogwood Spittlebug

Froghopper - Clastoptera proteus Dogwood Spittlebug? - Clastoptera proteus Black and yellow bug - Clastoptera proteus Treehopper - Clastoptera proteus Unknown Bug - Clastoptera proteus Spittle Bug - Clastoptera proteus dogwood spittlebug nymph - Clastoptera proteus Mating Froghoppers? - Clastoptera proteus - male - female
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 Clastopteridae
Genus Clastoptera
Species proteus (Dogwood Spittlebug)
Explanation of Names
Clastoptera proteus Fitch 1851
Size
♂ 2.9-3.5 mm, ♀ 3.3-4.1 mm(1)
Range
throughout so. Canada and the US(1); considered adventive in BC(2)
Food
nymphal hosts: dogwoods (Cornus)(1)
Remarks
common on dogwood and Vaccinium in the Midwest(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Spittlebugs of Canada. Homoptera: Cercopidae
Hamilton, K.G.A. 1982.
2.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
3.Garden Insects of North America : The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs (Princeton Field Guides)
Whitney Cranshaw. 2004. Princeton University Press.