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Azteca velox recruit to the carcass of an Ectatomma species.  Ants are the great recyclers: few insects die in tropical forests that aren't scavenged immediately by ants.

Isla Contadora, Panama

Azteca velox recruit to the carcass of an Ectatomma species. Ants are the great recyclers: few insects die in tropical forests that aren't scavenged immediately by ants. Isla Contadora, Panama

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