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Pseudoscorpion Holding onto House Fly
Location: Southwest Indiana
August 18, 2011 11:58 am
Hi!
I just want to let you know how much my family and I appreciate your site. After searching, I never fail to identify the bug I am looking for.
I am including pictures of what I believe, thanks to your site, is a Pseudoscorpion hitching a ride on a house fly. He was actually holding onto the fly’s mouthpiece, much to the fly’s dismay. The fly would constantly stop and try to pull the little guy off.
Afterwards, we released the fly and his hitchhiker out in the garden. Thanks again.
Signature: Heather

Phoresy: Pseudoscorpion and House Fly

Hi Heather,
Thanks for the compliment.  This phenomenon of hitchhiking is called Phoresy and Pseudoscorpions are quite good at it.

Phoresy: Pseudoscorpion and House Fly

 

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