Issus coleoptratus - frontal, Heesch, Netherlands
Disclaimer: subject is dead and placed on a leaf. I found it in our garden.
Tentative ID. This is likely the nymph of Issus coleoptratus, as adult about 5.5-7mm in size, as nymph unsure, perhaps 3-4mm. This is a flightless insect, despite the wings.
I'm positively surprised by this perspective. Since extreme macro stacking is such a time consuming activity, after the other 3 perspectives, I wasn't even sure to do a frontal shot at all. Glad I did, as I did not expect the species to feature such beautiful crown-like appearance.
''Issus coleoptratus'' is a common insect found in the western Palaearctic. It is a species of planthopper that is 5.5–7.0 millimetres long. The coloration of this insect can vary from light brown and olive to nearly black. There is only one generation per year. It is unable to fly, unlike most members of its family. It feeds on the phloem of different trees, such as lime trees, oaks, maples, birches, elms and hazels.