Red ant head, SEM

Red ant head, SEM

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Credit: DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Western thatching ant head (Formica obscuripes). Formica obscuripes produces large mounds covered by small pieces of plant material. It feeds upon a number of insect species, consumes nectar from homopterous insects they tend, and occasionally eats plant tissue. Magnification: x11 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.

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