What should we call a Texan ant that rides on the backs of other ants? Rodeo ants, says Alex Wild at the University of Texas at Austin, who has discovered two new species of such insects.
While little is known about them – so far, Wild’s team has found just one individual from each of the two species – a few other ant species elsewhere in the world are also known to perch on the backs of other ants.
In those cases, the “riders” have evolved …
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