Heteroponera imbellis
South Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

Portrait of a Heteroponera worker ant.  These rarely-seen ants live in cryptic habitats and little is known about their biology.

Australia, SA: Melrose
32º49'S 148º11'E, 400m, 12.x.2005
Riparian Forest, under stone.

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