Ants evacuating their nest

Ants evacuating their nest

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Credit: PATRICK LANDMANN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polyrhachis laboriosa ants evacuating their nests, taking their eggs, larvae and pupae with them. This African ant species is endemic to Cameroon and lives in trees at the edges of tropical forests. It feeds on honeydew produced by aphids, flower nectar, and sugary exudes from young leaves. Photographed in the Biosphere Reserve of Dja, Cameroon.

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