Soldier Ants & Major Workers - Alex Wild Photography
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Cephalotes rohweri, the Arizona turtle ant.  The broad head disc of this soldier is used in nature to block the nest entrance.  This species nests in old burrows of wood-boring beetles and constantly faces usurpation by competing ants.  

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Cephalotes rohweri, the Arizona turtle ant. The broad head disc of this soldier is used in nature to block the nest entrance. This species nests in old burrows of wood-boring beetles and constantly faces usurpation by competing ants. Tucson, Arizona, USA

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