Beware the Bug Spit: How Spittlebugs Accidentally Doom Plants

Published on August 23, 2020
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Ever wondered what makes those balls of white foam you sometimes find clinging to plants? Spittlebugs create these bubbly cocoons after feeding on a plant’s fluids; but unfortunately, their eating habits help transmit a deadly bacteria capable of wiping out agriculturally important plants.

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