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.

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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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