Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Incertae sedis 146
Family: Cercopidae (Insecta/Hemiptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
sp. 365
NOTES

A spittle bug with a tubular end to the abdomen which is held up when it moves. The larvae live in groups in a ball of spittle on Metalasia plants. The spittle is created by blowing air through anal secretions and is thought to protect the larvae from desiccation and predation.


AUTHORITY
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: Mainly black with a patch or orange on the abdomen
Colour: Black
Common Name
Spittle bug
Bug
Habitat
NOTES: Lives in a ball of spittle on Metalasia plants
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
December
All year



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