Queen Ants - Alex Wild Photography
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Mycocepurus smithii

Mycocepurus smithii

Mycocepurus smithii is the only known parthenogenetic ant. Entire populations persist without males or sexual reproduction. Here, workers and alate queens mingle in the fungus garden of a laboratory colony at the University of Texas. Austin, Texas, USA.

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