Hanging on

I was looking at some of the photos I took this summer, and ran across some photos I took in June of a red admiral.  The pictures did not seem too remarkable at the time, but I had not noticed the hitchhiker at the time.

Pseudoscorpions are known to hitch rides on insects but I have never seen one on a butterfly.  I did not see this one, either, until I saw it on the photo.


I wish I had noticed it when I took the photo.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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3 Responses to Hanging on

  1. juliecache says:

    that is so cool to have a photo!! definitely sharing this post.

  2. theresagreen says:

    How interesting, does the pseudoscorpion just hitch a lift with the butterfly or could it harm it?

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