Order:  Hemiptera, (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily:  Cercopoidea (Spittlebugs)
Family:  Aphrophoridae (Spittlebugs)

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Photo Details - ŠNicky Davis
Photographed in grasses at Mercur, Tooele County, Utah 20 September 2018
Bugguide identified, Ken Wolgemuth

Name explanation:  nymphs surround themselves with a frothy mass that resembles spittle. 
Life cycle:  After nymphs molt for final time, the adults leave the mass and move about actively. 
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