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Sericomyrmex amabilis

Sericomyrmex amabilis

A fungus-growing ant worker carefully tends to a larva. Note the other ant eggs and larvae that are embedded within the fluffy white hyphae of the fungus garden.

Parque Soberania, Panama; Laboratory colony at the University of Texas

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