Cephalotes - Alex Wild Photography
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Cephalotes texanus

Cephalotes texanus

Major (right) and minor turtle ant workers show the extensive differences in head morphology between the castes. Major workers use their massive heads as a living door. Laboratory colony at The University of Texas at Austin. Colony collected in Cost, Texas, USA.

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