19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The foamy insect

Spittlebugs are nymphs of froghopper insects which produce a cover of foamed-up plant sap visually resembling saliva. The foam cover hides the nymph from the view of predators and parasites, and it insulates against heat and cold, thus providing thermal control and also moisture control.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: India
Camera: Canon EOS M50
Copyright: © Manaska Mukhopadhyay