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Paratrechina longicornis

Paratrechina longicornis

Black crazy ants scavenging a trap-jaw ant carcass. Paratrechina group-transport their food, a rapid method, allowing them to secure resources before slower but more aggressive competing species. Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

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