Pheidole - Alex Wild Photography
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Army ants (red) raid a nest of Pheidole dentata (black) in south Texas. Notice the Pheidole worker in the background absconding with a pupa.  One of the premier defenses of Pheidole against their army ant predators is rapid nest evacuation, carrying as many larvae and pupae as they can manage.

 Smithville, Texas, USA

Army ants (red) raid a nest of Pheidole dentata (black) in south Texas. Notice the Pheidole worker in the background absconding with a pupa. One of the premier defenses of Pheidole against their army ant predators is rapid nest evacuation, carrying as many larvae and pupae as they can manage. Smithville, Texas, USA

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