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Strumigenys arizonica

Strumigenys arizonica

The minute Strumigenys arizonica is found only inside nests of another ant species, the much larger fungus-growing ant Trachymyrmex arizonensis. These little ants are thought to prey on springtails that also live in the fungus gardens. Sycamore Canyon, Arizona, USA

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