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Stigmatomma oregonensis

Stigmatomma oregonensis

Many of the most ancient lineages of ants show little size difference between queens and workers. Here, a queen sits atop a pile of brood in a laboratory nest; the other individuals are workers.

Quincy, California, USA

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