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Formica exsectoides (?)
I'm not really sure what's going on in this picture. About 2/3 of the red and black ants in this area were carrying what appeared to be a dead (?) ant similar to, but somewhat larger than, its bearer. Are the carried ants fallen comrades or the spoils of war?
Spotted on Sep 6, 2011
Submitted on Sep 6, 2011