Gannett Hill, Ontario Co., New York, USA
Lasius neoniger is one of the most common ants in lawns, prairies, and open areas of eastern North America. Here a worker has picked up the carcass of a Myrmica ant. Ants are efficient scavengers and forage for the remains of dead insects, including other ant species.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.