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Hopper Nymph - Liburniella ornata

Hopper Nymph - Liburniella ornata
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
June 24, 2007
Size: 2.5 mm
in big trouble. Nymph sp? Predator sp? Not very sharp, but this size is at the limits of my present photo system.

Moved from Prokelisia.

Liburniella nymph with mite
Lots of mites are "phoretic" - they hitch-hike without damaging the insect on which they are clinging.

I had earlier misidentified the nymph as Prokelisia, but the black band across the face spotted with white is characteristic of Liburniella ornata.

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