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Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sp.

Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sp.

Not all ground-dwelling ants live in direct contact with the soil. Some species, like this Polyrhachis (Campomymra) sp., line their nest cavities with wood pulp. Others may use silk or a fungal carton matrix. Yandoit, Victoria, Australia.

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