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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D1505-1

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Image Number D1505-1

A parasitic phorid fly attempts to lay an egg into a fire ant worker.  If the fly injects microsporidian-infected eggs into the ant, or the ant kills and eats the fly, the fire ant will become infected and die.


Photo by Sanford Porter.

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Last Modified: 11/24/2009