Ant Enemies - Alex Wild Photography
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An ant-mugging fly (Milichia patrizii) chases down Crematogaster ants on a South African tree branch.  If the fly can catch an ant, she will force the ant to feed her.

St. Lucia, KZN, South Africa

An ant-mugging fly (Milichia patrizii) chases down Crematogaster ants on a South African tree branch. If the fly can catch an ant, she will force the ant to feed her. St. Lucia, KZN, South Africa

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