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Spittlebug Nymph - Neophilaenus lineatus

Spittlebug Nymph - Neophilaenus lineatus
Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
June 5, 2010
Size: ~4mm
I fished this guy out of his spittle nest this evening. According to Wikipedia, there are five families of spittlebug. According to Kaufman & Eaton's Field Guide to Insects of North America, there are 54 species in the US & Canada. Any idea which species this one belongs to? It was on a blade of grass, but I don't know the species of grass either.

Moved from nymphs.

Neophilaenus lineatus
Probably the common grass-inhabiting species of the eastern states, although individual meadow spittlebugs sometimes stray onto grasses.

Wikipedia is out of date - there are three families of Cercopoidea: the neotropical Epipygidae (adults non-feeding; nymphs unknown), true spittlebugs (Cercopidae including "Aphrophoridae") and inefficient spittlebugs (Clastopteridae) and (in the old-world) tube builders (subfamily Machaerotidae).

Neophilaenus lineatus
sorry, duplicate comment

Moved from ID Request.

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