Zebra Jumping Spider with Parasite
(two photos)
Salticus scenicus

red parasite on salticus scenicus
This tiny male Zebra Jumping spider that I found in Taylorsville, Utah has a tiny red parasite.
I don't know if it's doing damage or just hitchhiking.
  © Carol Davis 5-20-2016

zebra jumping spider
As you can see, the little varmint seems to be moving around on the spider.  A sad note - yesterday (May 29)
I found the little spider where I left him and he had died. I think the mite did him in.
© Carol Davis 5-20-2016

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