Mite-y Cargo

A blue-form female Familiar Bluet, I think. About three blocks from the nearest water body. The edge of this parking lot was weedy– more recently every bit of greenery was removed. But it’s already sprouting back…
Anyway, the damselfly turned out to be laden with cargo. These red things are water mites, hitching a ride. This is an example of phoresy, “a symbiotic relationship in which one organism transports another organism of a different species.
And look here, on this Hypena genus moth. More parasitic mites!
More on moth mites.
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Trump’s “acting” agency heads, like tennis player Chad Wolf at Homeland Security, are promising to nationalize the secret police tactics being used now in Portland, OR, where masked CBP troops are kidnapping people off the street. I was not being hyperbolic when I said CBP, an agency born of racism, is America’s version of the gestapo.

It can happen here. It is happening here.

More details.

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