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Photo#23140
Spittle Bug - Lepyronia coleoptrata

Spittle Bug - Lepyronia coleoptrata
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
July 3, 2005

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Spittle Bug - Lepyronia coleoptrata Spittle Bug - Lepyronia coleoptrata

Lepyronia coleoptrata
This European species has been spreading through the New England states since 1940, and is locally a pest. This is the first record of it from Massachusetts, although it has been expected since 1982.

When viewed from the side, the face is much more inflated than the native L. quadrangularis.

 
Lepyronia coleoptrata
I found this at the summit of Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts' highest peak, in the far northwestern part of the state. Thanks for this ID and all the others again, Andy.

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