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Monarch Caterpillar with insect hitchhikers

Danaus plexippus


Noticed minute insects hitching a ride on monarch caterpillars on my milkweed plants. Need help to I D these insects which could be symbiotic or parasitic. 1st picture show tiny red mite on the large black band. 2nd picture shows an insect on the right side.

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California, USA

Spotted on Apr 19, 2017
Submitted on Apr 19, 2017

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