Yesterday, I said that I might be able to find an answer on the little white bug on the Maximillian Sunflower. I think I got it.
More from the Garnett Preserve
It is an Ensign Scale (Ortheziidae). Family was as close as I could get. There are a lot of different species in that family. The yellow on the back is from the flower I think.
AND the spider! It is a Jumping Spider (maybe Phanias genus)!
Closeup of its eyes. Love the little hairs around the eyes.
Cricket (True Crickets Gryllidae family) found dead under rotten wood.
Hard to believe that I am so lucky to have a SECOND Tuberosa species! The Big-eyed Tuberosa (Vegettuber alba subspecies cimexoculus) must be migrating too! So fantastic! It is easy to see that this is of the Vegettuber genus with it toothpick-like legs and the skin.