Spittlebugs and cuckoo-spit insects: an introduction to British froghoppers

Many of us will have seen spittle on plants in late spring and wondered what caused them. The answer is the immature stages of froghoppers, also known as a spittlebugs or cuckoo-spit insects. Ten species can be found in Britain, and Alan Stewart and Claire Harkin provide an identification key to the adults of British