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Camponotus sp.

Camponotus sp.

Peeling back a leaf of a myrmecophytic Tillandsia bromeliad reveals a Camponotus ant nest. These arboreal bromeliads often host ants, but do not appear to have a specialized relationship with any particular species. Armenia, Cayo District, Belize.

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