Thursday, May 24, 2007

Two-lined Spittlebug

Alexandra found this bug on our window a few days ago. We got the bug book to identify it, and Alexandra surprisingly opened the book to the exact page as our bug! The spittlebug makes a mass of "spit" to "nest" in as a nymph which keeps it hidden from predators and parasites and keeps it from drying out, too. It also comes in a variety with green stripes.


momof3feistykids said...

That is cool!

Anonymous said...

You are doing such a good job inspiring your little girl's love of nature. I always enjoy reading all about the bugs and birds you find.

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