Holopogon oriens. This shot was taken in the northeast by Michael Thomas. There are essentially four species of Holopogon in the east. This particular species is known down as far as Tennessee and the Carolinas in the east. It has not been found in Arkansas. Note the pollinose sections along the abdominal tergites laterally. Also this species has hind femora fairly equal to the hind tibia and the hind tibia is not club-shaped as in vockerothi and phaeonotus. H. guttulus was thought to occur in the northeast as well but likely is more southern only and occurs over to as far west as Texas. A pair of shots of H. guttulus from Giff Beaton are here and here. It is similar to H. phaeonotus. Both H. guttulus and H. phaeonotus will likely occur in Arkansas. All four eastern species are dark and small. The love of stem top perches may be a genus characteristic as well. A fifth central species H. snowii occurs in Oklahoma and Texas. It has reddish tibia and tarsi and clear wings. See images below of this species.

This is a local member and turned out to be H. phaeonotus. From the NE part of the state. Tiny and hairy as they all apparently are.

Another local and it may be the same H. phaeonotus. From the north central Ozarks north of Jasper in the Ninestone Trust. There are characters on the legs to separate oriens and phaeonotus. You can see the club shape of the hind tibia here.

And compare with these superb shots of Holopogon snowi from Austin in April 2011 area by Eric Isley.

And from the side as well also by Eric Isley.

And a small genus close to Holopogon is Hadrokolos. This shot is from central Texas where Eric Isley and Greg Lasley located a nice group of these tiny twig-sitters. Less hairy than Holopogon with some distinctive features on the hairs of the face and a very well defined group of bristles on the scutellum. This is Hadrokolos texanus. Note the reddish tibia and tarsi which separates this species from the other two. We have one specimen now from Arkansas and thus the range for this species is AR TX and OK. Males can be 3 to 5 mm in length, females slightly larger. Hadrokolos cazieri is known from Big Bend TX and the third species H. pritchardi is known from OK and NM. The terminal genitalia in the males of this genus is often bent under the abdomen.