Rhytidoponera - Alex Wild Photography
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Ants will not often consume dead ants of their own species, but they may readily take ant carcasses of other species.  Here a Rhytidoponera worker has found the carcass of a large Camponotus and is dragging it back to her nest where it will be fed to hungry larvae.

Yandoit, Victoria, Australia

Ants will not often consume dead ants of their own species, but they may readily take ant carcasses of other species. Here a Rhytidoponera worker has found the carcass of a large Camponotus and is dragging it back to her nest where it will be fed to hungry larvae. Yandoit, Victoria, Australia

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