Farming Ants: Leafcutters and Fungus Growers - Alex Wild Photography
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Sericomyrmex amabilis

Sericomyrmex amabilis

An ant worker tends to brood in the fungus garden. Note how the eggs and larvae are embedded within the fluffy white hyphae of the fungus.

Parque Soberania, Panama; Laboratory colony at the University of Texas

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