Dorymyrmex insanus


  

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Male Dorymyrmex insanus clustering in the nest entrance.
Male Dorymyrmex insanus clustering in the nest entrance.
A virgin queen Dorymyrmex insanus in the nest entrance. You can see a male just behind her - note how much larger the queen is.
A virgin queen Dorymyrmex insanus in the nest entrance. You can see a male just behind her - note how much larger the queen is.
Dorymyrmex insanus carrying dirt away from her nest.
Dorymyrmex insanus carrying dirt away from her nest.
Dorymyrmex insanus nest mound that the ants have covered with fragments of yellow paloverde flowers. D. insanus seems to like covering its nest with fragments of vegetation.
Dorymyrmex insanus nest mound that the ants have covered with fragments of yellow paloverde flowers. D. insanus seems to like covering its nest with fragments of vegetation.
Dorymyrmex insanus entering and exiting from their nest mound. The ants have covered with fragments of yellow paloverde flowers. D. insanus seems to like covering its nest with fragments of vegetation.
Dorymyrmex insanus entering and exiting from their nest mound. The ants have covered with fragments of yellow paloverde flowers. D. insanus seems to like covering its nest with fragments of vegetation.
Dorymyrmex insanus near adult (top) and larval (lower left corner of photo) leafhoppers.
Dorymyrmex insanus near adult (top) and larval (lower left corner of photo) leafhoppers.
Dorymyrmex insanus tending larval leafhopper.
Dorymyrmex insanus tending larval leafhopper.
Dorymyrmex insanus drinking nectar from a milkweed flower.
Dorymyrmex insanus drinking nectar from a milkweed flower.
Dorymyrmex insanus emerging from her nest.
Dorymyrmex insanus emerging from her nest.