Spittlebug reporting for spittle and nymphs (juvenile bugs)

Please report adult bugs via iRecord

This survey focuses on all froghopper (spittlebug) species that feed on plant xylem fluid. The results will be used to map the distribution of these insects and the plants they feed on. The survey is part of the BRIGIT project. By completing this survey you are giving permission for us to store and use your data for this purpose for the duration of the BRIGIT project.

Please note that spittlebugs do not cause significant damage to plants and are completely harmless to humans.  There is therefore no need to remove the bugs or to treat the plant. The spittle will disappear by about the end of June when spittlebug nymphs moult into adult insects. More information can be found on the survey website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance: We welcome records of sightings from your garden or those gathered when exercising in the wider countryside. Please follow current Government advice about social distancing when walking in the countryside.

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* 1. If possible, please upload a photograph of the spittle or nymph, clearly showing the plant you found it on. This will help us enormously in confirming your sighting.
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* 2. Photograph 2 (if applicable)

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* 3. When did you see the spittle or nymph / juvenile bug?

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* 4. Where did you see the spittle or nymph / juvenile bug? (postcode or  grid reference please)

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* 5. Which type of spittlebug did you see? See the survey website for help in identifying nymph species from spittle.

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* 6. Broadly speaking, what type of plant did you see the insect or spittle on?

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* 7. More specifically, what species of plant was the spittle or insect on? (Type "Unknown" for Plant 1 if you do not know what the plant was)

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* 8. What type of habitat did you see the spittle or nymph in?

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* 9. How many spittle masses did you count (if applicable)?

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* 10. There is no need to leave your contact details, but if you would like us to send you an update of how your data has contributed to our project at the end of the year, please leave your email address here.

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* 11. Please let us know if you have any further comments

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