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Oecophylla smaragdina & Anoplolepis gracilipes

Oecophylla smaragdina & Anoplolepis gracilipes

A native green tree ant dispatches a worker of a non-native species, the yellow crazy ant, in tropical Australia. In nature such fights typically go the other way; yellow crazy ants are rapidly displacing many species of native ants. Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

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