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Bothriomyrmex decapitans is a parasitic species of ant. The queen seeks out a host colony, locates the incumbent queen and forecably removes her head, hence the name. She is then adopted by the unsuspecting orphaned workers, who tend her brood. The brood are nurtured into workers themselves and gradually replace the host species in the nest.

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