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Photo#866291
Saratoga Spittlebug - Aphrophora saratogensis

Saratoga Spittlebug - Aphrophora saratogensis
Kerr Lake State Park, Vance County, North Carolina, USA
August 5, 2013

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Saratoga Spittlebug - Aphrophora saratogensis Saratoga Spittlebug - Aphrophora saratogensis Saratoga Spittlebug - Aphrophora saratogensis

ID confirmed by Vinton Thompson
"It appears to be a color variation of Aphrophora saratogensis - the morphology and the habitat match. If you come across a whole population of such individuals it would be worth investigating a little further, but it is probably an instance of individual variation."

Moved from Aphrophora.

Moved
Moved from Spittlebugs.

Moved for Confirmation

Is your ID positive?
I'm asking because I don't see distinctive white lines on head in this image so...

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I understand
it lacks the white lines. I did find it among some pines and originally thought it was a Pine Spittlebug, but shape and color are off for that too. Physically, I thought Saratoga was the best match, and maybe this was just a weird coloration. But I'll move it to the family level until it can be confirmed or refuted.

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