Azteca alfari - Cecropia Ants
Disturbing a Cecropia tree causes feisty guard ants to rush from the nest entrances and hunt down intruders. Although Azteca does not have a stinger, the bites of these highly aggressive ants are painful and sufficient to drive away even large vertebrates.
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