A young queen Acropyga carrying a mealybug in her mandibles. Acropyga ants feed on secretions by root-feeding mealybugs, and the mealybugs depend on the ants for dispersal and protection. When young queen ants leave the nest to mate and start new colonies, they carry their nest-founding mealybug with them.
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