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Polyergus mexicanus & Formica subsericea

Polyergus mexicanus & Formica subsericea

At the entrance of a Polyergus mexicanus slave-raiding ant colony, a Formica subsericea worker carries excavated soil from the nest. The parasitic Polyergus workers do not perform those sorts of tasks. Urbana, Illinois, USA

Polyergus mexicanusFormica subsericeadulosisClepturgySocial parasitismslaveraiding antspirate antsFormicinae