Pseudomyrmex - Alex Wild Photography
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In exchange for protection, swollen-thorn Acacia trees provide Pseudomyrmex ants with food and shelter.  Here an ant harvests a protein-rich food body that will be fed to the ants' larvae. (Pseudomyrmex spinicola)

Chiriqui, Panama

In exchange for protection, swollen-thorn Acacia trees provide Pseudomyrmex ants with food and shelter. Here an ant harvests a protein-rich food body that will be fed to the ants' larvae. (Pseudomyrmex spinicola) Chiriqui, Panama

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