Cerapachys ruficornis
Victoria, Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

A column of sleek Cerapachys ants.  Notice that most of these ants carry small red mites on their bodies.

Australia, VIC: Diamond Creek
26.x.2005  37º40'S 145º09'E, 75m
Dry Sclerophyll.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, using a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.