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The Froghoppers Reflection


Wildlife on Wheels: coupling Froghoppers and other invertebrates

from Altered Artichoke

Cicada Insect Dictionary Art Print

Cicadas are a superfamily of insects in the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha along with smaller jumping bugs such as leafhoppers and froghoppers. This


Creepy crawlies: Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope pictures of insects and spiders

A coloured scanning electron micrograph of the underside of the head of a froghopper (superfamily Cercopoidea)

Froghopper Known for their plant-sucking nymphs which encase themselves in froth in springtime, froghoppers are the best jumpers in the animal kingdom. The insects can jump up to 100 times their length, experiencing over 400 g (gravitational acceleration) during the jump.

Froghopper by Ian W - Photo 163660705 / 500px

These insects died while having sex 165 million years ago


Froghoppers, or spittlebugs, are small insects found on plants from May until the autumn. The nymphs excrete a protective covering of froth known as 'cuckoo spit'. Find out more at

R-6 Froghopper by JonHall18, via Flickr