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Freeloader flies

Freeloader flies

Hordes of small flies (Phoridae and Milichiidae) take advantage of a crab spider's bullet ant kill to feed from and lay their own eggs in the carcass. Refugio Amazonas, Tambopata, Peru.

Dipterafreeloader fliesThomisidaePredationEcologyParaponera clavataParaponerinaemortalitycrab spider

From Diptera: Flies