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Lasius alienus

Lasius alienus

Lasius alienus with worker cocoons in the brood nest. The dark spots are formed when fully grown larvae expel their accumulated waste as a single pellet, the meconium. To avoid soiling the nest, ant larvae do not defecate except to produce the meconium. Urbana, Illinois, USA

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