Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
Copyright (c) 2007 Pete Williams
May 25, 2007
Both nymphs and adults cause feeding injury. Nymphs feed on various grasses (including corn), especially centipedegrass. There they produce the characteristic "spittle" that gives the family its name. The adults feed on the underside of American holly foliage, and some of its hybrids. The pale blotches they produce are not usually visible from above.