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Spittlebugs make a frothy house on a leaf

Spittlebug nymphs quickly hide themselves in a cloak of foam and begin eating.

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director

Insects are capable of creating many fascinating structures to ensure their survival. Tent caterpillars are known for making a protective barrier out of web. Gall wasps use the tree itself to harbor their young.

Thankfully, honey bees make their hives out of honey, but some insects have less than pleasant means of constructing their abode.

Your imagination may serve you well when wondering what a spittlebug uses to build its house.. Read the full article here!