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A parasitic Apocephalus phorid fly attempts to lay her egg (note the long, snaking ovipositor) while her Acromyrmex leafcutter victim struggles to pin the attacker against her defensive spines.

Monte Verde, Minas Gerais, Brazil

A parasitic Apocephalus phorid fly attempts to lay her egg (note the long, snaking ovipositor) while her Acromyrmex leafcutter victim struggles to pin the attacker against her defensive spines. Monte Verde, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Apocephalusphorid flyphoridaeAcromyrmexparasitoid fliesdipteraoviposition