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Ant with lunch

Observed: 12th May 2010 By: DioctriaDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

I noticed this ant find something under the bark at the top of a tree stump and managed to grab a shot as it made its way down the stump heading back to the nest.

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Martin Harvey's picture

lunch

At first glance I wondered if the ant was carrying an ant larva, but there seem to be distinct legs on this larva, so I think you're right that it has found some other insect larva (beetle?) and may be carrying it back to the ants' nest.

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