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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


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Image Number D2023-1

A phorid fly (left), Pseudacteon cultellatus, about 1 mm long, and a red imported fire ant (right), Solenopsis invicta, about 3 mm long. The fly can lay eggs inside the ant’s head. Fly maggots that hatch will then slowly decapitate the ant.

 

Photo by Sanford Porter.


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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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