Nothomyrmecia macrops - Dinosaur Ant
A foundress queen Nothomyrmecia forages on a Eucalypt trunk on a cold night. Like most ants that bear primitive traits, queens are similar in structure to workers and leave the nest to forage during colony founding.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.