Queen Ants - Alex Wild Photography
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Neivamyrmex opacithorax army ant queen with a retinue of workers.  Unlike most queen ants which are born with wings for dispersal and large eyes for visual navigation, army ant queens are always wingless and have greatly reduced eyes.

Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, USA

Neivamyrmex opacithorax army ant queen with a retinue of workers. Unlike most queen ants which are born with wings for dispersal and large eyes for visual navigation, army ant queens are always wingless and have greatly reduced eyes. Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, USA

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