Forelius pruinosus
Mojave National Preserve, California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

Note the color variation of ants in this colony, from brown to light orange.  The orange object at center is a queen larva.

This image is copyrighted by the photographer and cannot be used without permission. To obtain permission to use this image, please email Alex Wild. (alwild (at)  Most of the photographs on are reduced from their original size and compressed for more efficient web transmission.  In some cases, higher quality versions are available.

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