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Pheidole dentata

Pheidole dentata

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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