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Nylanderia phantasma

Nylanderia phantasma

Nylanderia phantasma is a delicate ant found only in habitats on white sand in the southeastern United States. This species is small, the color of sand, and active at night, appearing as ghostly forms gliding nearly imperceptibly among the sand grains. Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

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