Diptera: Flies - Alex Wild Photography
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Apocephalus sp.

Apocephalus sp.

Within minutes of exposing a Pheidole dentata nest, the parasitic phorid flies are so thick they are essentially tripping over each other to attack the ants. Brackenridge Field Lab, Austin, Texas, USA.

PhoridaeApocephalusDipteraAnt decapitating fliesparasitoidsPheidole