Atta cephalotes: "Follow me, mates!"

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Atta cephalotes - Soldier flexibility.

Atta cephalotes: "Follow me, mates!"

Photo copyright Knut Eisermann
Website: Cayaya Birding

Atta soldiers have traditionally been viewed as specialists in defense, but there is now growing evidence that they are more flexible in terms of behavior than commonly thought. In this image, an Atta cephalotes soldier in Lachua, Guatemala forages alongside her smaller nestmates.

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