Tetraponera clypeata
Hamburg, South Africa

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

Swollen-thorn Acacias such as this one are often inhabited by Tetraponera, which nest in the hollow centers of the thorns.

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This image was captured with a Nikon Coolpix 995.