Philaenus spumarius [leucophthalmus] (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Aphrophoridae)


Colour Variants

Nymph and Spittle on Senecio nemorensis

Length: Male 5.3-6, Female 5.4-6.9mm
Egg Nymph Adult
(Winter) May - June
(Earliest: 19.5)
May - November
(Earliest: 22.6)

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Several Asteraceae Sap

Several Rosaceae Sap

Several Rubiaceae Sap

Papaver Sap

Rumex acetosella Sap

Rumex obtusifolius Sap

Medicago sativa Sap

Trifolium pratense Sap

Caltha palustris Sap

Ranunculus acris Sap

Angelica sylvestris Sap

Lysimachia vulgaris Sap

Oenothera biennis Sap

Hypericum perforatum Sap

Lycopus europaeus Sap

Plantago lanceolata Sap

Festuca rubra Sap

Carex nigra Sap

Calluna vulgaris Sap

Sambucus nigra Sap

Pteridium aquilinum Sap
Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae

British Bugs: Philaenus spumarius Common Froghopper
Nature Spot: Common Froghopper - Philaenus spumarius
Insektenbox: Wiesenschaumzikade


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