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Epic Battle: Ant vs. Maggot

The ant (Aphaenogaster tennesseensis) was trying to pull the maggot from a patch of fungus. The maggot put up an epic fight despite being bitten over and over again. I watched for about 20 minutes. They were still at it when I left because it was getting dark. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.

 

Thanks to Vincenzo Gentile on iNat for the ID!

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Taken on November 8, 2015