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Formica obscuripes ant examining eggs of the Northern Walking Stick Diapheromera femorata.  Ants find the seed-like eggs attractive and may carry them to protected overwintering sites.

Wisconsin, USA

Formica obscuripes ant examining eggs of the Northern Walking Stick Diapheromera femorata. Ants find the seed-like eggs attractive and may carry them to protected overwintering sites. Wisconsin, USA

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