Neivamyrmex harrisi - army ant
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

Male army ants are sometimes called "sausage flies" for their distinctive appearance.

USA AZ Pima Co.: 
Rincon mountain foothills.
At Blacklight.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens.