Red and Black Froghopper

Froghopper
Red and Black Froghopper

These froghoppers get their name from the ability to hop when danger looms.  This red and black one (Cercopsis vulnerata) sat still long enough for a photo-shoot.

Froghoppers are best known for their nymph stage at which they produce a disguise of frothy plant sap, for which skill they are sometimes called spittlebugs.

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