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Trachymyrmex arizonensis & Strumigenys arizonica

Trachymyrmex arizonensis & Strumigenys arizonica

The minute Strumigenys arizonica (at center) is found only inside nests of another ant species, the fungus-growing ant Trachymyrmex arizonensis. Sycamore Canyon, Arizona, USA

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