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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
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Aphrophoridae (Typical Spittlebugs)
Subfamily Aphrophorinae
Tribe Aphrophorini
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)
males, 9.0-10.0 mm; females, 9.4-11.2 mm(1)
frequently abundant in the New England where it was introduced from Europe prior to 1921; spreads slowly, may range into se. Canada(1)
Nymphs & adults feed on twigs of native and introduced willows (Salix)(1)
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