Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Landscape - Closeup of Spittebugs

We have recently had an influx of spittlebugs in the landscape, expecially on Leyland Cypress. They are mostly a nuisance pest and rarely damage plants enough to warrant control. The following are some closeup pictures of the spittle they create and what these insects look like when uncovered.

Photos by Tracy Wootten, Extension Horticulture Agent, UD, Sussex County

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