Ant Enemies - Alex Wild Photography
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The swollen red abdomen and unusually shrunken head of this Cephalotes porrasi turtle ant suggests she is carrying a parasitic mermithid nematode.

Armenia, Belize

The swollen red abdomen and unusually shrunken head of this Cephalotes porrasi turtle ant suggests she is carrying a parasitic mermithid nematode. Armenia, Belize

Mermithidaenematodesantsturtle antparasitismCephalotes porrasi