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Spittle Bugs

Photos by Steve Mayer, Marion County Extension Educator

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Spittle Bug Nymph Spittle Bug Nymph and Penny Spittle Bug Nymphs
Spittle Bug Nymph Spittle Bug Nymph and Penny Spittle Bug Nymphs
Spittle Mass Spittle Bug Nymphs
Spittle Mass Spittle Bug Nymphs

The spittle mass is from one of the shrubby dogwoods, perhaps gray dogwood, and the rest of the photos are from the shrubby variegated red twig dogwood. No damage was evident. Photos were taken in Indianapolis on May 25, 2001.


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