The small, long-legged Paratrechina sp. are much too fast for the large muscleman tree ants to catch in a chase. Here two struggle after a stoush on a gum tree. In most cases the smaller ants would quickly dash away but occaisionally one would launch an aggressive attack on the bigger ants. Neither would let go in a hurry but if the smaller ant hit a sensitive spot the big guys were quick to run. Boondall, QLD.
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