Leptomyrmex darlingtoni (dark form)
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
A Leptomyrmex ant, gaster raised characteristically above her body. These large, slender insects are sometimes called "spider ants" for the way they carry their bodies. This species, like many Leptomyrmex, is highly variable in color. Nests of L. darlingtoni can contain both light and dark workers as well as mottled, intermediate color forms.
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