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Apocephalus sp.

Apocephalus sp.

A parasitic ant-decapitating fly takes advantage of a Pheidole dentata nest disturbed by the photographer to plant her eggs in the exposed ants. Brackenridge Field Laboratory, Austin, Texas, USA.

PhoridaeApocephalusPheidole dentataant decapitating fliesphorid flydipteraparasitoids