Male Ants - Alex Wild Photography
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Mycetarotes male.  His relatively long antennae and large eyes help locate queens during mating flights outside the nest.  Winged males and queens serve as a reminder of the wasp ancestry of ants.

Parque Nacional Iguazu, Argentina; Laboratory colony at the University of Texas

Mycetarotes male. His relatively long antennae and large eyes help locate queens during mating flights outside the nest. Winged males and queens serve as a reminder of the wasp ancestry of ants. Parque Nacional Iguazu, Argentina; Laboratory colony at the University of Texas

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