Solenopsis xyloni

    

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Red Solenopsis xyloni workers going into battle against dark Solenopsis xyloni workers.
Red Solenopsis xyloni workers going into battle against dark Solenopsis xyloni workers.
Red Solenopsis xyloni major worker fighting dark major worker from another nest. This ant war lasted for most of the afternoon and into the evening, and left the ground littered with corpses.
Red Solenopsis xyloni major worker fighting dark major worker from another nest. This ant war lasted for most of the afternoon and into the evening, and left the ground littered with corpses.
Red Solenopsis xyloni major worker.
Red Solenopsis xyloni major worker.
Black Solenopsis xyloni major worker. The largest of the dark major workers often have a reddish cast to them, as in this photo.
Black Solenopsis xyloni major worker. The largest of the dark major workers often have a reddish cast to them, as in this photo.
Black Solenopsis xyloni major worker, held in my fingertips for scale.
Black Solenopsis xyloni major worker, held in my fingertips for scale.
Black Solenopsis xyloni minor worker biting the antennae of a red major worker from another nest.
Black Solenopsis xyloni minor worker biting the antennae of a red major worker from another nest.
Black Solenopsis xyloni minor worker biting the antennae of a red major worker from another nest.
Black Solenopsis xyloni minor worker biting the antennae of a red major worker from another nest.
Red and Black major workers from different colonies prepare to fight.
Red and Black major workers from different colonies prepare to fight.
Side view of Solenopsis xyloni major worker.
Side view of Solenopsis xyloni major worker.