Technomyrmex difficilis
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

Inside the brood nest of a Technomyrmex species.  Technomyrmex difficilis has been introduced by human activities to warmer regions around the world, and it occassionally becomes a pest.

Australia, QLD: Iron Range National Park
13 km WNW Lockhart River
26.viii.2004, 12º45'S 143º14'E, 50m
Eucalyptus woodland.
#AW2533, 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.