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Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) lacteipennis

This ant shifts its brood, holding it below the body, to a safe place before the onset of rain. These ants construct carton nests at the base of trees and small shrubs. Three pairs of distinct spines along with a pair of short and blunt median spines are present on their body. The long curved petiolar spines gives these ants their common name - Bullhorn Ant.

Location: Bangalore, India

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Taken on September 30, 2006