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Spittle Bug – May 19, 2006


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Originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

Here's a spittle bug that I found along massasauga trail.

Greatest Leapers
These bug are the worlds greatest leapers. Some jump so fast that they experience up to 400 g forces. Humans typically pass out at 5g forces.
Why is it called a spittle bug?

These insects encase themselves in a blob of bubbly foam that looks like…well…spit. You can see the spittle bug in the picture below.

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