Lasius - Alex Wild Photography
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Lasius latipes

Lasius latipes

Portrait of a socially parasitic ant queen, Lasius latipes. The strangely elongate, armored form apparently helps the insect infiltrate nests of its target, other species of Lasius. Urbana, Illinois, USA.

FormicinaeLasiusAcanthomyopsLasius latipessocial parasitesqueen antsparasitic ant queens