Labidus praedator - Army Ants
The largest workers of an army ant colony are specialists in defense. Here a major worker of the Neotropical species Labidus praedator stands alert at the edge of a busy trail.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon MPE 65mm 1-5x macro lens.