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Leptomyrmex rufipes

Leptomyrmex rufipes

Leptomyrmex rufipes workers cooperate to bring a grasshopper carcass back to their nest. These large, leggy insects are some of the most gracile ants in the world; note the impressive spread of the antennae of the foreground worker. Mungkan Kandju National Park, Queensland, Australia

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