Newbattlebees


Log in

Bug hunt: Volunteers needed to spot insect's 'spittle'

Sunday, May 26, 2019 08:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:


Ever seen a blob of foam on a plant and wondered how it got there?

The frothy spittle, sometimes called cuckoo spit, is actually a telltale sign that an insect known as the spittlebug is feeding on a plant.

Scientists are calling for thousands of volunteers to help record sightings of spittle and spittlebugs across the UK.

The information will be used to map the distribution of the insect, in a pre-emptive strike against a deadly plant disease.

Xylella has struck several EU countries, blighting olive groves in southern Italy. The UK is clear of the disease but is on high alert.

Find Out More Here 



click on the folder to read our Privacy Policy

Contact the Association:
Call: M : +44 (0) 7470023153

or Write to us at:

newbattlebees@gmail.com

Find us at:
Newbattle Abbey College, Dalkeith, EH22 3LL

         The Association is a Scottish Charitable Organisation (SCO)

Newbattle Beekeepers Association is affiliated to the Scottish Beekeepers' Association (SBA)

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software