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Ants, Supersized

Killing Prey

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Pheidole ants Worker SubcastesSoldiers and Minors Killing Prey Brood Nest Predator Competing Colonies Portaging Aphids

Killing Prey

Minor workers of the pheidole megacephala species kill prey by holding it down and pulling it apart. Here, they attack a worker from another colony that has strayed too close to their nest.

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Photos By Alexander Wild