Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) semitestaceus
McLaughlin UC Reserve, California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

C. semitestaceus is a common soil-nesting ant in the California coast range 
and in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.  

This image is copyrighted by the photographer and cannot be used without permission. To obtain permission to use this image, please email Alex Wild. (alwild (at)  Most of the photographs on are reduced from their original size and compressed for more efficient web transmission.  In some cases, higher quality versions are available.

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