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Parasitic Fly


A tiny flying insect at only about 2mm. I found a couple of insects of this species flying around a giant forest ant soldier (Camponotus Gigas) trying to land on it's head or thorax. Could be a Phoridae fly, a natural ant parasite that lays eggs that slowly decapitate the ant host. It's head may look like that of a bee but it's wings and antennae suggests that this is a member from the Diptera order.


Close to the ground around the Maliau Basin Study Centre, near Tawau town, Sabah.


Sorry for the long wait friends, I have now started to continue adding my spottings from Maliau Basin. The technical problem that caused me to loose access to my Maliau Basin photographs has finally been solved, thanks to modern technology and God. Another case of parasitic fly in Malaysia here >>>Map accuracy : 5km diameter.

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Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 11, 2012
Submitted on Dec 4, 2012

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