Ravoux's slavemaker ant

Ravoux's slavemaker ant

Ravoux's slavemaker ant (Epimyrma ravouxi) is a species of ant in the family Formicidae. It is endemic to France. The queen acts like she's dead, but she's really not. Then ants from another colony drag her back to their nests, and she wakes up and kills the "enemy" queen. She wraps herself in the dead queen's carapace, and begins producing eggs. The slavemaker ants then overrun the colony and then find a new colony to take over.


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