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Temnothorax rugatulus

Temnothorax rugatulus

The prickly little beast on the right is a millipede in the genus Polyxenus. I found several of these living in the brood nest of a Temnothorax rugatulus ant, where they were probably scavenging on the ant's refuse. Huachuca Mountains, Arizona, USA

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