Common FroghopperRef: 80200239a
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a Common froghopper (Philaenus spumarius) or spittlebug. This insect is a true bug that feeds on plants, using piercing and sucking mouthparts to extract the plant's sap. The wings are folded over the body, while its well-developed back legs are used for jumping great distances. On the head are compound eyes and sensory antennae.
Magnification: x12 when printed 10 centimetres across.