Found on vegetation in the warmer months.
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Found on the water surface in the warmer months.
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Cuckoo-spit is formed by the young of Cercopis sp., Philaenus spumarius and others in the Aphrophoridae family.
The foam hides the nymph, or young bug.
Nymphs can be seen in spring and summer, adults from June to November, eggs overwinter in crack and crevices.
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13 - 15 mm long when fully grown, with 2 spikes jutting out from its thorax.
Found in late summer on shrubs in and around woodland.
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The photograph above shows a nymph, the aduts are a shiny metallic blue 5.0 - 8.0mm long.
13 - 15 mm long
Found on hawthorn, oak birch whitebeam in all seasons except winter
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