Myrmecocystus mimicus (Honeypot Ant)

Myrmecocystus mimicus (Honeypot Ant) (center and lower right) being kept in their nest by small Forelius pruinosus ants (upper left). The Forelius ants spray an offensive secretion on the Myrmecocystus.
Myrmecocystus mimicus (Honeypot Ant) (center and lower right) being kept in their nest by small Forelius pruinosus ants (upper left). The Forelius ants spray an offensive secretion on the Myrmecocystus.