This amazing little fellow is some kind of Leaf Hopper…still awaiting a positive ID from BugGuide.net.
My son (of course) found it crawling up the stem of a dandelion.
Found in NE Missouri at a park that I visit sometimes inside a city. A great little appreciated location to enjoy nature.
I’ve never seen a bug with these kind of spikes…and all the leaf hoppers I’ve seen were tiny. This guy was a little over 1/4 an inch…and possibly still a juvenile.