I love the parasite on his leg… even bugs get bugs!!!
That actually isn’t a parasite, but a hitch-hiking pseudoscorpion! They grab on to flying insects in order to travel vast (to them) distances, dropping off when their vehicle lands somewhere suitable.
They can be found all over the world and probably colonize distant islands this way. They prey on springtails, mites and other equally tiny arthropods and are even common in old libraries, feeding on the booklice.
Neobisium is a genus of pseudoscorpions (Pseudoscorpionida - Neobisiidae) with at least 232 named species .
Pseudoscorpions are a small and curious group of Arachnids. They are dorsally-ventrally flattened animals, typically less than 5 mm in length and generally light tan to reddish brown to black in color .
The family Neobisiidae is mostly distributed in the northern temperate regions of the world. They are found in leaf litter and soil, under rocks, bark and in caves .