Camponotus (Myrmaphaenus) leydigi
Pozo Colorado, Dept. Pte. Hayes, Paraguay

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

Camponotus leydigi is a mimic of the Ectatommine ant Ectatomma brunneum. The two species are similar in more than just color- the movements of C. leydigi are nearly identical to those of its Ectatomma model.

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This image was captured with a Nikon Coolpix 995.