A warning has been issued to UK homeowners, advising them to lookout for a spit-like froth that can appear on garden plants during the summer.
People have been spotting the unusual substance on their plants since the UK started seeing warmer weather.
Known as spittle, the white froth can be spotted clumped onto plant stems or in grass patches.
Scots are being urged to keep an eye out and to report any sightings as it can be harmful to plants.
The froth could be linked to the spread of an deadly plant disease which can harm native species, reports Yorkshire Live.
The spittle is made by an insect called a spittlebug, which produces the unusual substance that then gets left behind on plants and in long grass.
The spittlebug coats itself