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A very young worker ant.  Ants begin their adult life as soft, pale creatures.  Their integument hardens and strengthens over time. Linepithema oblongum.

Carapunco, Tucumán, Argentina

A very young worker ant. Ants begin their adult life as soft, pale creatures. Their integument hardens and strengthens over time. Linepithema oblongum. Carapunco, Tucumán, Argentina

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