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Myrmecocystus honeypot ant species come in three basic color patterns, depending on the time of day that they forage.  The orange/yellow species such as this M. navajo are nocturnal.  These ants were photographed leaving their nest entrance to forage shortly after dusk.

Willcox, Arizona, USA

Myrmecocystus honeypot ant species come in three basic color patterns, depending on the time of day that they forage. The orange/yellow species such as this M. navajo are nocturnal. These ants were photographed leaving their nest entrance to forage shortly after dusk. Willcox, Arizona, USA

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