Lasius pallitarsis
Northern Sierra Nevada, California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

Young larvae of Lasius ants arrayed in the brood nest.

USA CA, El Dorado Co.: 16 km E Georgetown, Blodgett Forest.  22v.2005 38º54'N 120º38'W, 1270m.  Partially logged coniferous forest, under bark of log.

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