Spit in the Rain Garden

More insects are moving into my rain garden!  See what looks like a glob of spit on my Highbush Cranberry shrub?

Moving the spit aside reveals this- a spittlebug nymph.  The photo is a bit out of focus, but you can see its eyes.  I posted about spittlebugs last year.  I’m yet to get a photo of an adult, so I’ll have to be on the alert this year.

On the same bush I found this red beetle.

I have no idea what kind it is, but it is welcome in my rain garden anyway.

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