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While a baby human can produce spit bubbles for fun, a young spittlebug makes a ball of protective foam derived from wax which they produce. After drawing air into their abdomen, the spittlebug dips their abdomen into liquid and quickly blows a small bubble. As the spittlebug grows older it develops the two lines on its back which help it to be easily identified.
Photo Courtesy of: larvalbug http://home.att.net/~larvalbugbio/homoptera.html   Deyrup, Mark 2000. Florida's Fabulous Insects. World Publications.