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Leptomyrmex darlingtoni

Leptomyrmex darlingtoni

An absconding Leptomyrmex darlingtoni worker climbs a small bush with a larva after the photographer has disturbed her nest at the base of the bush. A number of ant species display this absconding behavior upon nest disturbance, possibly as a defense against attacks by subterranean army ants. Mungkan Kandju National Park, Queensland, Australia

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