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meadow spittlebugs color varieties - Philaenus spumarius

meadow spittlebugs color varieties - Philaenus spumarius
Size: 5-7 mm
This highly variable species is widespread in North America, except in dry areas.

Moved from Spittlebugs.

Moved from True Bugs to Spittlebugs (Cercopidae).

Based on Andy's comment, this new location is sort of a tradeoff between the specific (Philaenus spumarius) and the general (the former Homoptera).

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I just added a thumbnail to the species guide page. We can have it both ways!


Philaenus spumarius?
Beautiful illustration. Do you want this to go in the guide for the species Philaenus spumarius? Right now it is just placed at the level of Homoptera.

It may be helpful to users to leave it where it is, at least for now. Lots of people aren't sure what is a spittle bug, and think that these color patterns MUST be something new!

Very nice illustrations.. .as an illustrator myself I can appreciate the work that goes into these :)

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