Metamorphosis & Ant Brood - Alex Wild Photography
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The large size of Lasius colonies requires a prodigious output from the queens.  Here, workers of the citronella ant Lasius (Acanthomyops) occidentalis tend to an egg pile.

Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, USA

The large size of Lasius colonies requires a prodigious output from the queens. Here, workers of the citronella ant Lasius (Acanthomyops) occidentalis tend to an egg pile. Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, USA

AcanthomyopsAcanthomyops occidentalisLasiusLasius occidentalisFormicinaeFormicidaeHymenopterainsectsinsectantscitronella antcitronella antssubterranean antsorange antslarge yellow antseggsbrooddevelopmentsocial insectsant eggs