A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Cuckoo Spit

March 31, 2016

Here's some nice cuckoo spit, caused by froghopper nymphs.
Various species involved but mainly Philaenus spumarius.
A small pale insect lives inside the froth and munches away at the stem of its host plant and feeds on its sap. The froth is a good protection from predators.

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