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Eciton hamatum

Eciton hamatum

An Eciton hamatum soldier uses her ice-tong mandibles to latch on to the photographer's skin. This gives her the leverage to use her stinger (at the rear end of the animal) and makes her very difficult to remove. Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

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