Pheidole - Alex Wild Photography
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Pheidole vafra

Pheidole vafra

When both Acromyrmex disciger leafcutting ants and Pheidole vafra big-headed ants arrive at a cookie bait I placed on the ground, fighting ensues. Although the Pheidole won this particular fight, the larger battle went to the leafcutters, and within 20 minutes of taking this photo the Pheidole had vanished. Morretes, Paraná, Brazil

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