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Johnson County, Iowa, USA
October 20, 2010
Size: 1 mm.
This critter was on the back of the leaf of an aster (probably Symphyotrichum puniceum) located in a wetland prairie (Williams prairie preserve) photo time 11:30 AM.

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Psyllid? Psyllid? Psyllid?

Moved from Psylloidea. Related to:

Maybe the same species, but Craspedolepta is the second largest psyllid genus. Most use various Asteraceae as hosts.

Moved from ID Request.

D.B. Thomas: "A psyllid crawler is a good guess,
"...but Hodkinson and White (1981) don't list that host"

psyllid crawler
Thanks, D.B. for checking it out.
Without magnification it looked like a blemish on the leaf. It only caught my attention because it appeared to be doing push-ups. I didn't see any other crawlers on the plant material I collected and I didn't see any galls or leaf damage.

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