Pheidole dentata & Neivamyrmex opacithorax
Army ants (red) raid a Pheidole species (black) in south Texas. Notice the Pheidole in the background absconding with a pupa. One of the premier defenses of Pheidole against their army ant predators is rapid nest evacuation, carrying as many larvae and pupae as they can manage.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.