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Ants are worth your attention! Although the little red ant at center appears to be in trouble, the larger Azteca ants have the most to lose from this fight. The little insect is an army ant and a specialized predator of other ants. The larger Azteca guards are trying to fend off a raid by disabling the front lines of their enemy's advance. If they don't do enough the dissuade the red army from attacking, the Azteca nest may be plundered.

Photographed at night on the Caves Branch lodge grounds.

Ants are worth your attention! Although the little red ant at center appears to be in trouble, the larger Azteca ants have the most to lose from this fight. The little insect is an army ant and a specialized predator of other ants. The larger Azteca guards are trying to fend off a raid by disabling the front lines of their enemy's advance. If they don't do enough the dissuade the red army from attacking, the Azteca nest may be plundered. Photographed at night on the Caves Branch lodge grounds.

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