Philaronia pauca

Spittlebug / Froghopper

Philaronia pauca, Spittlebug, Guatemala image



Family: Aphoridae

Length: 6.0 - 7.5 mm


The two spittlebug families most commonly encountered in the Neotropics are the often-colorful Cercopids, and the much smaller but bulky Clastopterids.  Less common are members of the family Aphoridae, a family that is most diverse in the Holarctic.  As a rule Aphrophorine Spittlebugs are drab, sometimes with a "furry" appearance, and are a little smaller than Cercopids.  Philaronia pauca was described from Mexico in 1979.

Determined by Dr. Gervasio S. Carvalho, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul.

Photo location: El Hato, north of Antigua, Guatemala.

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