Ant Enemies - Alex Wild Photography
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Breaking the abdomen of a parasitized Odontomachus haematodus trap-jaw ant reveals a mermithid nematode coiled within. Worms infect the ants as larvae and result in stunted adults.

Armenia, Belize

Breaking the abdomen of a parasitized Odontomachus haematodus trap-jaw ant reveals a mermithid nematode coiled within. Worms infect the ants as larvae and result in stunted adults. Armenia, Belize

parasitismparasitesmermithidaenematodeswormsparasitized anttrapjaw antOdontomachus