When Flies have Fleas

This picture-winged fly,  Rivellia species has a fairly large mite on its side.

In spite of the additional load, it was able to fly off with no apparent problem.

 

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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3 Responses to When Flies have Fleas

  1. Mark Wetmore says:

    In 1733 Jonathan Swift wrote:

    The vermin only teaze and pinch
    Their foes superior by an inch.
    So, naturalists observe, a flea
    Has smaller fleas that on him prey;
    And these have smaller still to bite ’em,
    And so proceed ad infinitum.

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