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Acromyrmex versicolor

Acromyrmex versicolor

A mating ball of Acromyrmex versicolor leaf-cutter ants. These are formed after a young, unmated queen flies to a swarm of male ants and drops to the ground surrounded by potential mates. Tucson, Arizona, USA

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