Definition of Philaenus spumarius
1. Noun. North American insect that severely damages grasses.
Generic synonyms: Spittle Insect, Spittlebug
Group relationships: Genus Philaenus, Philaenus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Philaenus Spumarius
Literary usage of Philaenus spumarius
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1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1915)
"Unfortunately only a few stages were found in this material, so TABLE I. Genus. Specie«. Reduced Chromosome Number. Philaenus spumarius 12 ..."
2. Bulletin by Maine Agricultural Experiment Station (1917)
"Not abundant in collections so far. Philaenus spumarius L. A very abundant species in meadows and mixed vegetation, living on other plants than grasses. ..."