Solenopsis - Alex Wild Photography
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Solenopsis pergandei

Solenopsis pergandei

Queen and worker thief ants. The workers spend their entire lives underground and are nearly blind, but the queen's large eyes are used early in her life when she disperses from her natal nest to start a new colony.

Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

Solenopsis pergandeiDiplorhoptrummyrmicinaeformicidaehymenopterathief antslittle yellow antssubterranean antsantqueen antqueen antsgynesocial insectseusocialbiologycasteworker antsfemale antsinsectsinsectcolonyworker and queen ants