Opisthopsis haddoni - Strobe ant
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

Opisthopsis strobe ants have large eyes well-placed for vision in all directions, including rearward.  These ants have excellent vision and can be difficult to approach.  Here a worker ant rests, alert, on the trunk of a tree in northeastern Australia.

Australia, QLD: Iron Range National Park
7 km WNW Lockhart River.
26.viii.2004, 12º45.922'S 143º17.199'E, 20m
Rainforest edge.
#AW2525, voucher specimen deposited at ALWC.

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