Queen Ants - Alex Wild Photography
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Acropyga goeldii ants are so dependent on their mealybug associates that young queens must carry a bug with them on their dispersal flights to successfully start a new colony.

Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Acropyga goeldii ants are so dependent on their mealybug associates that young queens must carry a bug with them on their dispersal flights to successfully start a new colony. Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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