Cuckoo Spit #insects



Insects, Cuckoospit, June 2016


The protective froth exuded by the larvae of the Froghopper, possibly Philaenus spumarius. (more…)

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Nymph protection



Insect, Froghopper, June 2015


First June visit and while the rides are dominated by Common Spotted Orchid, Creeping Buttercup and Ragged Robin it’s Marsh Thistle, Cirsium palustre, many more than 2m tall, that rule the clearing. (more…)

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‘no jewel hold a candle to the cuckoo spit’



Insect, froghopper, cuckoo spit, June 2014


A line from “Hour” by Carol Ann Duffy. (more…)

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I’m forever blowing bubbles …



Inscect, Froghopper, July 2013


Cuckoo spit, the froth that hides the nymph of the froghopper. (more…)

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June 2012, Cuckoo Spit



Insect, Cuckoo Spit, June 2012


Cuckoo Spit. (more…)

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