North Queensland, Australia
The beautiful Rhytidoponera purpurea is found in the rainforests of northern Australia and New Guinea, one of many species whose distribution spans both islands, suggesting a recent land connection across the Torres straight.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.