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Polyergus mexicanus

Polyergus mexicanus

Nests of parasitic Polyergus mexicanus ants are externally indistinguishable from regular, non-parasitized colonies of the host species Formica subsericea. Until late afternoon, that is, when the large red ants emerge for a raid. Urbana, Illinois, USA

ClepturgySocial ParasitesPolyergus mexicanusFormica subsericeaPirate antsSlaveraiding antsFormicinaeAmazon ants