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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Image Number K8575-1

Fire ants will try hard to avoid the sting of a phorid fly (top, center). Once deposited, an egg quickly hatches into a larva that eventually kills the host by decapitation. Shown about nine times actual size.

Photo by Scott Bauer.



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Last Modified: 5/23/2006
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