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Camponotus ephippium

Camponotus ephippium

Many ant colonies keep guards posted at their nest entrances. This Camponotus ephippium ant's head is nearly the same size as the nest entrance, forming a plug that she will only move to let her nestmates come and go. Victoria, Australia

Camponotus ephippiumnest guardingant headliving doorplugnest entranceant nestcastesFormicinaeformicidaeinsectsbugsinsectbehaviorantsecology