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Cephalotes varians

Cephalotes varians

To enter her nest in a mangrove twig, a foraging turtle ant must pass the door-guarding soldier whose head is roughly the same size and shape as the entrance. These ants don't build the nests themselves; rather, they inhabit burrows made by beetle larvae.

Florida Keys, USA

phragmoticturtle antsMyrmicinaeCephalotes