Trap-Jaw Ants - Alex Wild Photography
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Spiky larvae are characteristic of ponerine ants.  Here, an Odontomachus clarus desert trap-jaw ant tends to larvae in the brood nest.

Portal, Arizona, USA

Spiky larvae are characteristic of ponerine ants. Here, an Odontomachus clarus desert trap-jaw ant tends to larvae in the brood nest. Portal, Arizona, USA

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