Hitch-hiker on a female Spotted Spreadwing Lestes congener

These digital images were taken by Ray Bruun on Sunday, October 26, 2003 at Plum Valley Reservoir.
He wrote, "One of the pictures I took today was of a female Spotted Spreadwing with a small fly on its back, which I didn't notice until the picture was up on the computer. The spreadwing left its perch and returned several times while I was taking the shots, yet the fly remained.
Ray Bruun
Shingletown, Shasta County, CA

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Here's the entire photo and a blowup:

Date: Sunday, 10/26/03
Lat/Lon (NAD 27): N 40-43-14; W 121-43-45
Elevation: 4690 ft MSL
All males seen were L. congener