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   Frog Hopper or Cuckoo-Spit   

 (Philaenus Spumarius)

The white frothy spit found on many plants during the spring is produced by the frog hopper and is often called Cuckoo Spit or Spittle Bug. The froth is created by the developing soft-bodied nymph for protection against predators. It will stay inside the froth feeding on plants and its sap until hatching into an adult in the summer.