Formica - Alex Wild Photography
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Formica pallidefulva.  This young ant has just eclosed from a pupa and her integument is still pale and soft.   She will darken over time.

Champaign, Illinois, USA

Formica pallidefulva. This young ant has just eclosed from a pupa and her integument is still pale and soft. She will darken over time. Champaign, Illinois, USA

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