On dead ants ... their mandibles and bodies can endure a lot. Here is another unidentified dead ant, mandibles clasping onto the leg of a masked bee (who knew ants and bees battle?). The dead ant served as a natural marker for this one particular bee, which I was able to recognize over the course of multiple days on the same mint flowers.
Hylaeus modestus (a masked bee) plus unknown ant, on mint flowers https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30098847
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