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Mermithid parasitized ant

Mermithid parasitized ant

Breaking the abdomen of a parasitized Odontomachus haematodus trap-jaw ant reveals the mermithid nematode coiled within. These worms infect ant larvae and cause stunted adults. Armenia, Cayo District, Belize

parasitesparasitismOdontomachus trapjaw antMermithidaeentomopathogenic nematodeshaematodus4