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Acromyrmex striatus

Acromyrmex striatus

Leafcutter ants don't normally fight with other types of ants, but they can be brutal towards other leafcutters. Here, a trio of Acromyrmex striatus workers team up to kill an Atta saltensis leafcutter that has wandered into their territory. Santiago del Estero, Argentina

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