Diptera: Flies - Alex Wild Photography
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A parasitic ant fly (Tachinidae) perches above an army ant raid. These flies take advantage of the arthropods flushed out of the leaf litter by the voracious ants to lay their eggs on escaping insects.

Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

A parasitic ant fly (Tachinidae) perches above an army ant raid. These flies take advantage of the arthropods flushed out of the leaf litter by the voracious ants to lay their eggs on escaping insects.

Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

army ant associatesecologytropical flymuscomorpha