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A soldier of Nomamyrmex esenbeckii, the most heavily armored of the army ants.  As these ants are predators of the giant Atta leafcutting ants, they require stout, sturdy appendages to withstand the slicing mandibles of their prey.

Gamboa, Panama

A soldier of Nomamyrmex esenbeckii, the most heavily armored of the army ants. As these ants are predators of the giant Atta leafcutting ants, they require stout, sturdy appendages to withstand the slicing mandibles of their prey. Gamboa, Panama

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