Lathyrus Odoratus

By lathyrus

Phoretic mites

Walking on the South Downs this afternoon I came across this dung beetle with its cargo of what I believe to be phoretic mites. The mites use the beetle to move them from one pile of dung to another. The beetle appears to be unharmed. I flipped it over and off it went.

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