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Pheidologeton diversus
It only takes a few minutes for a seething mass of marauder ants (Pheidologeton diversus) to tear apart a frog much larger than any one ant. Thousands of tiny workers overwhelm the prey and pull its twitching body taut to the ground. Much larger workers arrive to deal the death blows before they strip the body and carry the meat back to the nest. Photo © Mark W. Moffett/Minden Pictures
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