Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Any entomologist out there?

I recently found that there is some kind of weird, foaming insect in the parsley plant next to the house. When I dug through the foam and found said insect, it was the cutest little thing: about 3mm long, bright yellow-green, generally beetle-shaped, with two black pinpoints for eyes. I have no idea what it is/was (they’re also very fragile in the proto state I found it in). Here’s a photo of the foam:

I just find it very curious.

Categories: Pictures.

One thought on “Any entomologist out there?”

  1. Leia says:

    This is a spitbug! You should have just called me and asked!

    Spitbugs are extremely common in fields and tall, skinny plants. They’re usually leafhopper nymphs, but some other beetle nymphs will also make all that spit.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spitbug

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