This "bug" makes itself conspicuous when it congregates with hundreds of its kind on a sprinkler head every morning. They seem to live in the grass, or underground, for I never see them in the heat of the day, only in the morning and only on that one sprinkler head. Perhaps they are looking for water; I haven't observed anything that seems to be feeding behavior.
It was surprisingly difficult to capture even a single specimen, and even after chilling it was active and uncooperative. It seems to be fairly resilient and withstood numerous "relocations" back to the photo "stage" via my small forceps. This one is still chilled in case more or different views are needed for identification.
I'll keep my fingers crossed.