Formica manni
Lassen Co., Northern California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

A desert Formica drinks from a floral nectary on rabbit-brush.

USA, CA, Lassen Co.: Hallelujah Junction.
2.vii.2004, 39º46'N 120º04'W, 1470m
Great Basin Desert, ex Chrysothamnus sp.
#AW2395, voucher specimens deposited at ALWC and MHNG.

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