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Hitchiker on Honey Bee - Braula coeca

Hitchiker on Honey Bee - Braula coeca
Banks, Washington County, Oregon, USA
September 15, 2009
Just wondering if any body has any idea what the hitchiker is?

Moved from ID Request. Moved with the qualifications mentioned in Charley Eiseman's comment.

Not a lot to go on, but...
maybe a bee louse? They ride honeybees by clinging between the thorax and abdomen, which is certainly what this one is doing.