Metamorphosis & Ant Brood - Alex Wild Photography
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Inside a nest of Liometopum apiculatum workers have piled developing brood up under a sun-warmed rock.  Heat accelerates the process of metamorphosis.

Portal, Arizona, USA

Inside a nest of Liometopum apiculatum workers have piled developing brood up under a sun-warmed rock. Heat accelerates the process of metamorphosis. Portal, Arizona, USA

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