Ants and Plants - Alex Wild Photography
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Bright yellow Beltian bodies- named after the naturalist Thomas Belt who discovered them- grow from the tips of an Acacia leaf.  These bodies feed the hungry larvae of the Pseudomyrmex ants that inhabit the Acacia tree.  

Chiriqui, Panama

Bright yellow Beltian bodies- named after the naturalist Thomas Belt who discovered them- grow from the tips of an Acacia leaf. These bodies feed the hungry larvae of the Pseudomyrmex ants that inhabit the Acacia tree. Chiriqui, Panama

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