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These little shield bugs have unhappy faces on their backs.

I found an extremely tiny, pale grasshopper nymph, and started to take photos of it when an even tinier jumping spider knocked it down and grabbed it by the head.  The two fought for a while, and I kept taking pictures even though I couldn’t get a clear view of what was going on.  The grasshopper seemed doomed when it managed to kick the spider off, and they went their separate ways.