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Cercopidae(froghoppers, spittlebugs) order Homoptera - nymphs produce a solution of frothed plant sap for protection(hence the name spittlebug) - adults jump, often have red and black, but can be brown


1860 antichi Froghoppers stampa, hemiptera originale francese incisione, illustrazione di piastra dell'insetto, annata Cercopoidea entomologia. di LyraNebulaPrints su Etsy


Endless Love: Oldest Fossil Of Mating Bugs Identified By Scientists... A 165 million-year-old moment of passion has been preserved for all to see with the help of one extremely rare fossil. Only 33 examples of copulating insects are known to have existed, and the majority of them have been captured in amber. Before the froghoppers fossil discovery, the oldest known fossil was one found in Lebanon that showed two tiny flies captured in 135-million-year-old amber.


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Flashback Friday: Insect fossil porn: Jurassic edition

these froghoppers somehow died while they were having sex, and they have now been doing the deed (in fossil form) for about 165 million years. "froghoppers’ genitalic symmetry and mating position have remained static for over 165 million years.”