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Photo#1119921
Piggyback rider on crab spider

Piggyback rider on crab spider
Ocala National Forest, Marion County, Florida, USA
November 29, 1979
Size: 0.5mm
Size is a rough estimate. This hitchhiker was on the posterior carapace of the following preserved specimen:



Photo taken by Nicole Miller.

Moved
Moved from Mantidflies.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Makes us think of Mantispidae

 
Removed larva
I removed the larva from the live Misumessus.

 
Waiting for the egg sac?
Oh wow. I just read up on the life cycle. Looks like I have to get this one off before she makes an egg sac. Will attempt that right now, with the Misumessus.

Similar hitchhiker
See also this hitchhiker found on a Misumessus crab spider in central Texas:

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