Animal of the day – 3/29/2011 – The Phorid Fly

Phorid Fly

The animal of the day is the Phorid Fly. (Did you know: They should call it the horrid fly…These bad boys hover over ants, and lay their eggs inside them.

The larvae are able to mind-control the ants until they grow too big, at which point the eat them from the inside out,  and then pop out the ant’s empty husk.

It's a boy!

All is not bad though, scientists are using these flies to control red ant populations in South America…so there’s an upside to these guys i guess…until they start laying their eggs in humans…

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