Simopelta - Alex Wild Photography
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Simopelta sp. nr. pergandei, queen with brood.  Although unrelated to the more "classic" army ants, the queens of both groups are wingless.

Parque Nacional Henri Pittier, Venezuela

Simopelta sp. nr. pergandei, queen with brood. Although unrelated to the more "classic" army ants, the queens of both groups are wingless. Parque Nacional Henri Pittier, Venezuela

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