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Spittlebug Survey 2020

Did you know that the ‘cuckoo-spit’ that you see in spring is produced by the immature stage (nymph) of a spittlebug or froghopper? It is thought that the spittle is produced to protect the nymphs from drying out and from their predators. Once the nymphs emerge as adults, usually in late June, they leave their spittle ‘nest’ behind and become free flying. The name froghopper reflects the fact that their…

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Invitation to contribute to a global survey

Dear colleague, My name is Snežana, I work as a research scientist at University of Novi Sad, Serbia. Together with Pedro Cardoso from University of Helsinki and Michael Samways from Stellenbosch University, my colleague and me are conducting a survey with the aim to collect data on the extent and severity of threats that insects are currently facing across different biogeographical regions, as well as to determine insect groups that…

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