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Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis

Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis

On a cold winter day, a Rhytidoponera forager slowly carries a fungus gnat she has caught back to her nest. Flying insects are easier prey for ants when immobilized at low temperatures. Yandoit, Victoria, Australia.

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