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Gnamptogenys mordax

Gnamptogenys mordax

Queen and worker. Notice that the queen has a larger, more complex thorax. She begins her adult life with wings for dispersal, so she bears all the sclerites and musculature associated with flight. The flightless workers have a simpler anatomy.

Venezuela

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