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Crane fly with red mites


Phoresy is usually defined as a method of dispersal, whereby other organisms "hitches" a ride by clinging to the body of another, usually much bigger organism, and dropping off when a new suitable habitat is reached. However, more generally, phoresy involves a relationship in which one organism is transported by the other, either permanently, or at least for some essential stage in the life cycle.


The second picture is a cropped version showing a closer view of the red mites.

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AlbertTamayo 9 years ago

Thanks Cindy =)

CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Great spotting

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San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 2, 2012
Submitted on Jan 4, 2012

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