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Genus Aphrophora

pine spittle bug - Aphrophora cribrata Douglas Fir Spittlebug? - Aphrophora Aphrophora cribrata Four-spotted Spittlebug - Aphrophora quadrinotata Cercopidae - Aphrophora princeps Spittlebug - Aphrophora hopper - Aphrophora saratogensis spittlebug - Aphrophora saratogensis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Infraorder Cicadina
Superfamily Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family Aphrophoridae (Spittlebugs)
Genus Aphrophora
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Peuceptyelus is treated here as a subgenus
Explanation of Names
Aphrophora Germar 1821
Numbers
19 spp. in several subgenera our area(1), >100 total(2)
Remarks
Spittlebug nymphs wander away from their spittle masses, and either start new ones, or enter those of other nymphs. Aphrophora nymphs hold the record, of one spittle mass over a foot long containing about 100 individuals! (Andy Hamilton)
See Also
Aphrophora dorsal surface is covered with punctations (tiny pits), whereas Philaenus dorsal surface has tiny hairs.