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Formica pergandei & Formica glacialis

Formica pergandei & Formica glacialis

Formica pergandei (red) is a social parasite that kidnaps brood from other ant species to use as labor. Here, guards from a target Formica glacialis colony put up a tough enough fight that the kidnappers failed to breach the nest. South Bristol, New York, USA.

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