Northern Sierra Nevada, California, USA
Amblyopone oregonensis is found primarily in old-growth forests of western North America. The extensive colonies of this species require large rotting logs, increasingly rare under current logging practices. Here a worker is seen foraging in an old Pseudotsuga log.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.