27 November 2005

Spittle Bugs

The tell tale sign of a spittle bug is what looks like spittle on the stem of a plant. Lana and the children discovered this one on one of their recent walks.
The foam is very like spittle. Ariel knew what it was, remembering it from her science books.

It uses the spttle to keep itself cool. If you wipe the spittle bug clean, and watch it long enough, you can see it create more spittle.

Another fascinating one of God's creatures.

Update: Ariel found this as she was looking for more flowers. She knew what it was and has wanted to find one ever since she read about them. (by Lana)

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