Technomyrmex difficilis
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

A Technomyrmex worker ant rests on a lichen in a northern Australian rain forest. This species is a new arrival to Australia, having been introduced here and many other places around the world by human activity.

Australia, QLD: Iron Range National Park  25.viii.2004, 12º42.846'S 143º17.218'E, 10m
Rainforest. 2000-2200hr.
#AW2517, voucher specimens deposited at ALWC

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.