Predation - Alex Wild Photography
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Melophorus sp. ants drag an earwig back to the nest.  Notice the different sizes of worker ants- this species is polymorphic in the worker caste.

Poochera, South Australia

Melophorus sp. ants drag an earwig back to the nest. Notice the different sizes of worker ants- this species is polymorphic in the worker caste. Poochera, South Australia

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