Camponotus modoc - Carpenter Ant
Northern Sierra Nevada, California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

A carpenter ant brood nest, revealed by peeling away the bark of a large log.

USA, CA, Nevada Co.: Sagehen Creek Field Station vii.2004, 39º26'N 120º14'W, 1920m
Pine/Fir forest, in rotting log.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro USM lens.