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Eciton mexicanum

Eciton mexicanum

Different sized worker army ants specialize in transporting different sized prey: the smaller workers (at right) carry small prey larvae, medium sized workers carry larger brood, and the largest workers cooperate to haul a queen Ectatomma. Refugio Amazonas, Tambopata, Peru.

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