Hypoponera sp. CA-01
Northern California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

Hypoponera ants have poor eyesight- notice the small eyes at the side of the head near the mandibles- but they compensate by having large, sensitive antennae.

USA CA: Solano Co.  Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve.  17.iv.2005  38º30'N 122º06'W, 210m
Oak Woodland, under stone.
#AW2607, voucher specimens deposited at ALWC

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