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Mycocepurus smithii

Mycocepurus smithii

Mycocepurus smithii is the only known parthenogenetic ant. Entire populations persist without males or sexual reproduction. Here, workers tend to their fungal cultivars in a laboratory colony at the University of Texas. Austin, Texas, USA.

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