They are found in the Northeastern U.S. states south to Florida; the West Coast to the north central states across to nearby Canada.
They live in fields, meadows and farmlands, anywhere plants grow.
They are less than a half-inch long and oval-shaped. They have short, little antennae. Adults are brown, young nymphs are light green.
Newly hatched young (nymphs) cover themselves with a bubbly froth they make. It protects them from dry air, predators, and parasites.
They suck the juice out of many different plants.
Females lay the eggs in the fall on food plant. They survive the winter and hatch in the spring.
Species: P. spumarius
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