Northern Sierra Nevada, California, USA
Final stages of cocoon-spinning. Here a worker ant removes the scaffolding debris from a nearly-finished cocoon. Notice the feeding scars on the back of the exposed larva at center.
This image is copyrighted by the photographer and cannot be used without permission. To obtain permission to use this image, please email Alex Wild. (alwild (at) myrmecos.net). Most of the photographs on myrmecos.net are reduced from their original size and compressed for more efficient web transmission. In some cases, higher quality versions are available.
This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.