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Close-up of a parasitic phorid fly and a fire ant : Free Stock Photo
Title: Close-up of a parasitic phorid fly and a fire ant
Description: A parasitic phorid fly attempts to lay an egg into a fire ant worker. If the fly injects microsporidian-infected eggs into the ant, or the ant kills and eats the fly, the fire ant will become infected and die.
By: Sanford Porter acquired from USDA ARS (Website)
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Keywords: Animals, Ants, Close-up, Fire Ant, Flies, Insects, Isolated, Parasites, Phorid, Phorid Fly
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