Kalyan Varma

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This image reveals a worker jumping ant Harpegnathos saltator murdering the queen. The queen had just torn off her own wings after a successful mating and was scouring the forest floor in search for a suitable nest site. Though this de-alated queen was 'murdered', a large number of her sisters successfully established nests, thus completing their life's mission - passing on the colony's genes.
This image reveals a worker jumping ant Harpegnathos saltator murdering the queen. The queen had just torn off her own wings after a successful mating and was scouring the forest floor in search for a suitable nest site. Though this de-alated queen was 'murdered', a large number of her sisters successfully established nests, thus completing their life's mission - passing on the colony's genes.


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