Ants and Plants - Alex Wild Photography
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A Pseudomyrmex spinicola worker ant harvests Beltian bodies on an Acacia tree. These bodies form the primary food source for the ants' larvae. 

Chiriqui, Panama

A Pseudomyrmex spinicola worker ant harvests Beltian bodies on an Acacia tree. These bodies form the primary food source for the ants' larvae. Chiriqui, Panama

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