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fly and ant - Apocephalus coquilletti - female

fly and ant - Apocephalus coquilletti - Female
stone mountain, dekalb County, Georgia, USA
July 15, 2011
Size: 2mm ish
Need help with this fly. She seemed to live in another time frame. She was so fast and smooth that when I first saw the ant I thought there was a spider in a web walking above the ant. I only started to realize it wasn't a spider when she was able to follow the ant wherever it went. Then I could tell the fly was harrassing the ant and the ant was acting really annoyed. In this picture you can see the ant was grooming furriously. So I'm assuming the fly is laying eggs on the ant. When I started watching closely, I could see the ant darting in and out very quickly.

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fly and ant - Apocephalus coquilletti - female fly and ant - Apocephalus coquilletti - female

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Moved from ID Request.

A phorid perhaps?

 
That's it!!
Thanks!

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