Aphaenogaster albisetosa

Closeup of myrmecophilous Staphylinid beetle from previous pictures. Many of these beetles have managed to trick the ants into believing that they belong to the nest, so that the ants will feed and defend them.
Closeup of myrmecophilous Staphylinid beetle from previous pictures. Many of these beetles have managed to trick the ants into believing that they belong to the nest, so that the ants will feed and defend them.