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These very tiny 3mm shiny black ants with a double petiole were trying to drag a 1 cm long Sharpshooter (which was very beautiful) backwards up a vertical stone wall. There were about 10 ants working together and truly struggling with the weight of their prey. For every 5 cm up they would fall back down 3. Their persistence and determination were phenomenal to watch.
Along the San Vicente River, Chiflón Waterfall EcoPark, Chiapas, Mexico.
Spotted on May 30, 2019
Submitted on Jul 8, 2019