Atta cephalotes: Traffic Jam

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Atta cephalotes: Traffic Jam

Photo by A. Sunjian

Heavy traffic on the way home with dinner. Notice the piles of forage that coat the upper surface of the nest mound. Earlier myrmecologists thought the ants were building a roof on top of the nest to shade them from the heat. This photo was taken at the Central Park Zoo in NYC, in New York.

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