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By Mkerr

Jersey Unknown

I have batches of white froth like spit what is this



If you have this white froth on your plants it is cuckoo spit and inside each one there is a froghopper nymph. Doesn't do any real harm to the plant but you can always use the hose pipe to remove.

7 Jun, 2015


In the USA we call them spittle bugs. They are the immature form of a bug called the frog hopper. They are a member of the insect group called Homoptera. Cicadas, scale insects and aphids are members of this order too. The nymph sucks plant juices an uses some to make a protective and defensive froth. It's harmless.

7 Jun, 2015

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