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Acromyrmex versicolor & Novomessor cockerelli

Acromyrmex versicolor & Novomessor cockerelli

Harvester ants (Novomessor cockerelli) tear apart a queen leafcutter ant (Acromyrmex versicolor) they have caught after a leafcutter mating flight. Ants won't often eat members of their own species, but they will happily consume ants of other species. Tucson, Arizona, USA

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