Camponotus sayi - Carpenter Ant
Texas, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

The blocky head of this carpenter ant indicates that she is a major worker, the largest size class of workers in an ant colony.

USA TX Travis Co.: Austin
150m 30º14.3´N 97º46.4´W 
19.iii.2007 Suburban lawn, trail on side of house.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.