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Ants, scales, and phorid fly? - Apocephalus frameatus

Ants, scales, and phorid fly? - Apocephalus frameatus
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
November 18, 2006
This ant is in a panic after being repeatedly hit by the phorid fly. The fly flew out of sight after hitting this ant once more.

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Ants, scales, and phorid fly? - Apocephalus frameatus Ants, scales, and phorid fly? - Apocephalus frameatus Ants, scales, and phorid fly? - Apocephalus frameatus

Moved
Moved from Scuttle Flies.

Moved
Moved from Camponotus floridanus.
This is the problem with linking different species as if they were the same specimen; they get tagged together and accidentally moved together. The three images of the fly should be unlinked from the ants and linked together as same individual. To maintain the connection between both groups of images all that is needed is the kind of link: [thumb:#].

Moved
Moved from Scuttle Flies.

 
The fly is Apocephalus framea
The fly is Apocephalus frameatus and this is the first known host information. Well done!

 
See A. coquilletti here
http://bugguide.net/node/view/292375

Also identified by Brian Brown.