Neivamyrmex opacithorax - Army Ant Queen
An army ant queen with a retinue of workers. Unlike most queen ants which are born with wings for dispersal and large eyes for visual navigation (click here for a more typical queen), army ant queens are always wingless and have greatly reduced eyes.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.