spittlebug

[spit-l-buhg]
noun
the nymph of the froghopper, which surrounds itself with a frothy mass.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; spittle + bug1

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spittle insect or spittlebug (ˈspɪtəlˌbʌɡ)
 
n
other names for the froghopper
 
spittlebug or spittlebug
 
n

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