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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Fire ants will do anything to resist attack by the tiny phorid fly measuring only about one-sixteenth of an inch. A highly specific natural enemy, the female pierces a fire ant's head and releases an enzyme that later decapitates it.

Photo by Sanford Porter.

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Last Modified: 8/12/2016
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