Paratrechina sp.
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

Tiny Paratrechina ants scramble for cover when the photographer uncovers their nest under the bark of a large rainforest tree.

Australia, QLD: Iron Range National Park  27.viii.2004, 12º42.846'S 143º17.218'E, 10m
#AW2518, voucher specimens 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.