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Western pine spittlebug - Aphrophora permutata

Western pine spittlebug - Aphrophora permutata
Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, USA
July 2, 2008
Size: 10mm
Attracted to light. Quite common in western states. Adults can be found on pine, fir, spruce, and hemlock, are brownish-orange to dark brown, and may have an indistinct diagonal white line across their back (as can be seen here) which is a useful identifying trait. Coloration resembles bird droppings which helps protect it from predators.

Aphrophora
There are several closely related species on pine and [Douglas-]fir; spruce and hemlock records need to be checked, as they may be just stray adults "jes sittin".

 
if there are several lookalikes...
...shouldn't this and the rest of the photos categorized here be moved to Aphrophora? Or is there something folks are seeing in these images that indicates this species?

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