Arboreal Ants: Life in the Treetops - Alex Wild Photography
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Colobopsis papago

Colobopsis papago

Ants that nest in trees often have bizarre adaptations for plugging the entrances to their nests. This Colobopsis papago queen has a cork-like head that doubles as a door. Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona, USA

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