Acromyrmex - Alex Wild Photography
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Acromyrmex versicolor

Acromyrmex versicolor

Acromyrmex versicolor foundress queens in an incipient fungus garden. This species is normally polygynous during the colony founding stage, but reverts to single-queen colonies after the first workers emerge. Tucson, Arizona, USA

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