Australian Ants - Alex Wild Photography
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A Leptomyrmex darlingtoni spider ant climbs a small bush with a larva after the photographer has disturbed her nest.  The greatly distended gaster indicates that this ant is a replete who functions within the nest as a living storage chamber for liquids. 

Mungkan Kandju National Park, Queensland, Australia

A Leptomyrmex darlingtoni spider ant climbs a small bush with a larva after the photographer has disturbed her nest. The greatly distended gaster indicates that this ant is a replete who functions within the nest as a living storage chamber for liquids. Mungkan Kandju National Park, Queensland, Australia

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