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Ants mushroom (Atta sp) carrying leaves to their nest. The fly that we see is a parasitic Phoridae, which will seek to lay an egg in the worker. The larva will consume the interior of its host. The emergence will be by the trunk after decapitation of the victim (dissolution of the membranes of the neck).

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Image size: 3498x2317 pixels (11.7"x7.7" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2013-06-14

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Keywords

Wild animal / Insect / Hymenoptere / Ant / Leaf-cutting ant / Leaf-cutting ants (Atta sp)

Wild animal / Insect / True fly / Fly (insect)

Area / Forest / Tropical forest / Tropical rainforest / Amazonian forest

Shot / Black background

June

Enumeration / Pair

Shot / Macrophotography

America / South America / Peru

Shot / Overview

Shot / Profile shot

Posing

Carry (to)

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Leaf

Individual / Stage of development / Imago

Species / Relation between species / Parasitism / Parasite

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Aculeata / Vespoidea / Formicidae / Atta

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