What’s That Weird Red Thing?

I saw this plant bug the other day with a weird red thing on it.  At first I thought it was a mite.  After looking at it closely I am not so sure.  But I don’t have a good idea as to what it might be.

The plant bug was still able to crawl and fly well enough to get away from me.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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2 Responses to What’s That Weird Red Thing?

  1. Looks like a parasitic mite (at least, it ‘mite’ be).

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