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Camponotus (Myrmmobrachys) workers feed from a bird dropping. These ants house bacterial symbionts (Blochmannia) in their guts that allow them to process such nitrogen-rich resources.

Alluriquín, Pichincha, Ecuador

Camponotus (Myrmmobrachys) workers feed from a bird dropping. These ants house bacterial symbionts (Blochmannia) in their guts that allow them to process such nitrogen-rich resources. Alluriquín, Pichincha, Ecuador

trophic ecologyendosymbiontsmutualismants feedingnutritionformicidae