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Ants, Supersized


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


A minor worker of Pheidole aberrans, a small but ambitious South American harvester ant, lugs a grass seed to her nest.

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Photos By Alexander Wild