Cephalotes - Alex Wild Photography
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Cephalotes atratus

Cephalotes atratus

A Cephalotes atratus gliding ant in mid-air. Rainforest canopy ants risk losing contact with their colonies if they fall from their home trees to the dark, alien forest floor some 30-40 meters below. Canopy-dwellers can guard against getting lost by gliding back to the tree trunks before the fall too far. Gamboa, Panama

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