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Fly discovered by Mardon (#1424)

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Observed: July 18, 2011 @ 11:30 AM
Posted on: August 16, 2013 @ 10:44 AM (diff: 760 days)
The fly measures 8 mm head to wing tips. The tiny bugs on this fly may look like parasites but they are not. They are 'hitching' a ride on the fly. It is the way that they can travel distances that are too long for them to travel themselves. There is a scientific term for this phenomenon of insect behaviour but I can't think of it at the moment. Can anyone provide the term?

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