Fleas have fleas

This is a photo I took the other day of a damselfly.  I think it is a female bluet–Engallama sp.  I have not identified the prey item–I think it is a planthopper of some type.

This damsel has a number of mites hitchhiking on it.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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3 Responses to Fleas have fleas

  1. Wow..what am amazing macro and I didn’t ever stop to think about mites…

  2. Chuck Murphy says:

    Great photo! Do you know what the little brown droplets are on the damselfly? Could those be parasite eggs? I’ve never seen anything like that.

  3. Chuck Murphy says:

    Ah! Nevermind, I didn’t read your whole post. Teensy little mites!

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