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Simopelta sp. nr. pergandei. One of the most remarkable examples of evolutionary convergence in ants involves the ponerine genus Simopelta and the true army ants (subfamilies Ecitoninae, Aenictinae, and Dorylinae).  Both groups are specialized predators of other ants, and their queens have a similar morphology.  

Parque Nacional Henri Pittier, Venezuela

Simopelta sp. nr. pergandei. One of the most remarkable examples of evolutionary convergence in ants involves the ponerine genus Simopelta and the true army ants (subfamilies Ecitoninae, Aenictinae, and Dorylinae). Both groups are specialized predators of other ants, and their queens have a similar morphology. Parque Nacional Henri Pittier, Venezuela

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