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Spittlebug spittle

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Spittlebug Spittle at Base of Firewheel 4289

In the background of yesterday’s June 16th photograph from Great Hills Park you saw some Gaillardia pulchella, known as firewheel and Indian blanket. On at least a dozen of those flower stalks, including this one that was bent over, I found spittlebug spittle. If you’d like to see a seemingly crystalline goblet of spittle, check out the second photograph in Steve Gingold’s post from two days ago. The dense bubbles in both pictures remind me of the similarly dense but larger ones from Great Hills Park’s main creek that you recently saw.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 26, 2014 at 5:49 AM

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