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Honey Pot Ant (Myrmecocystus spp) - Arizona. Honey Pot Ant (Myrmecocystus spp) with engorged gasters -Arizona - Lives in undergound colonies that protect them from harsh desert conditions - Specialized members of the colony-called repletes-store liquid food in their engorged gasters which is shared with other members of the colony as needed

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Image size: 3328x4992 pixels (11.1"x16.6" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2006-08-08

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Wild animal / Insect / Hymenoptere / Ant / Honeypot ant (Myrmecocystus sp)

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Summer

America / North America / United States of America / Western United States / Mountain States / Arizona

Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Stage of development / Imago

Shot / Overview

Shot / Macrophotography

Organism / Body fluid / Excretion liquid / Excrement / Honeydew

Shot / Top view

Organism / Morphology / Morphological adaptation

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Worker (zoology)


Behavior / Trophallaxis

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Aculeata / Vespoidea / Formicidae / Myrmecocystus

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