Meddling in the Mutualism: Fly Larva Uses Nectar to Lure Ants for Lunch

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In the Brazilian savanna, the larvae of a fruit-fly species exploits an ant-plant mutualism by trapping and preying on ants atop the plant’s nectar deposits.

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