Garden Fleahopper

Garden Fleahopper
Garden Fleahopper

These tiny ones are ubiquitous in a number of habitats and host plants, reach 1-2 mm in length as adults and are pests to a number of agricultural crops.  This brachypterous (short-winged) female was photographed on a Maypop vine (Passiflora incarnata) at Shaw Nature Reserve in the northern Ozarks of Missouri.

Garden Fleahopper
Garden Fleahopper