Podomyrma - Alex Wild Photography
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A large Podomyrma gratiosa tree ant attacks a column of smaller Crematogaster workers that pass too close to her nest.  The Crematogaster fight back, and even though the large size and heavy armor of the Podomyrma allow it a one-on-one advantage, the superior numbers of Crematogaster give the smaller ants the edge in this fight.

Naracoorte, South Australia

A large Podomyrma gratiosa tree ant attacks a column of smaller Crematogaster workers that pass too close to her nest. The Crematogaster fight back, and even though the large size and heavy armor of the Podomyrma allow it a one-on-one advantage, the superior numbers of Crematogaster give the smaller ants the edge in this fight. Naracoorte, South Australia

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