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Trachymyrmex arizonensis

Trachymyrmex arizonensis

A foundress queen in her incipient fungus garden. Notice the fine white hyphae of the mutualistic fungus as it grows over the substrate of vegetative debris she has provided for it.

Tucson, Arizona, USA

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