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Acromyrmex versicolor

Acromyrmex versicolor

A mating ball of desert leaf-cutter ants. These balls form after a young,unmated queen flies to a swarm of male ants and drops to the ground in a competitive frenzy of potential mates.

Tucson, Arizona, USA

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From Mating & Colony Founding