Why (and how) do spittlebugs make bubbles? | The Kid Should See This
21 February, 2019
If you’ve ever seen tiny soap-like bubbles on a plant and wondered where they came from, consider these tiny insect nymphs called spittlebugs. They create the foamy bubbles for protection. It’s a bitter-tasting cocoon or shield that might discourage or bore predators like birds, wasps, and spiders that also provides emergency reserves of oxygen. From The New York Times:
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