Common Froghopper - Philaenus spumarius
Length 5-7 mm. A spectacularly variable species, with many dramatically different colour forms. Head pubescent without median keel, <10 spines on hind tarsi (c.f. >10 for Neophilaenus campestris).
Usually on vegetation such as bushes in grassy areas.
Adult: June to September.
The larvae are the familiar producers of 'Cuckoo-spit' in gardens.
An extremely common species on a wide range of plants across the UK.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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