Iridomyrmex - Alex Wild Photography
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Iridomyrmex alpinus

Iridomyrmex alpinus

Mature colonies of the alpine ant Iridomyrmex alpinus construct thatch mounds, presumably to help the nest capture and retain heat. Mt. Hotham, Victoria, Australia

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