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Camponotus schmitzi Hunting Fly Larva

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Caption: This is a movie of a Camponotus schmitzi ant aquatic hunting for a large fly larva.

Credit: Scharmann M, Thornham DG, Grafe TU, Federle W (2013) A Novel Type of Nutritional Ant–Plant Interaction: Ant Partners of Carnivorous Pitcher Plants

Prevent Nutrient Export by Dipteran Pitcher Infauna. PLoS ONE 8(5): e63556. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063556

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