Spittlebugs, adults (family Cercopidae): In late June we shared a photo described as looking like “a fresh loogie someone just hocked up”. Spittlebugs create that goop to protect themselves as they grow. Pictured here are two of the non-slimy adults that leave their goop behind and forage out in the open in late summer. Photo by Glenn Marangelo on 8/17/18 near Condon, MT.
The Insectarium closed it’s Front Street location on August 17th. Stay tuned for future news regarding when and where you can see the bugs!