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Crematogaster nigropilosa

Crematogaster nigropilosa

Several genera of myrmicine ants, including Crematogaster, attach intermediate-age larvae to the walls and ceiling of the brood chamber. These larvae have long, anchor-shaped hairs along their backs that hook into the substrate like velcro. Morretes, Paraná, Brazil

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