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crawling on coneflower - Traxus fulvus

crawling on coneflower - Traxus fulvus
Austin, Zilker Botanical Gardens, Travis County, Texas, USA
June 10, 2004
Size: about 4 mm
This is similar to a group I saw feeding on cactus the following year, but this one was just crawling all over the disk of a coneflower.

Moved
Moved from Issidae.

Traxus fulvus
The shape of the head is characteristic of this species, which is known (in the wild) only from Brownsville, TX. Presumably it was imported to the botanic garden along with its host (cactus?).

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