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Liometopum (Ant)

Wikipedia Abstract

Liometopum is a genus of ants that belongs to the subfamily Dolichoderinae. The genus is regionally distributed across North America, Europe and Asia.In Mexico, colonies of Liometopum have been used as a food resource by people in rural areas for centuries. The immature stages of the reproductive caste, known as "escamoles" are consumed and are a high-quality source of protein, carbohydrates, and lipids.
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