Azteca alfari Cecropia Ants
Cecropia ants inside the nest chamber, with larvae. The worker in the foreground is lighter in color, as she has recently emerged from a pupa and her cuticle has not fully hardened.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon 65mm MP-E 1-5x macro lens.