Temnothorax sp. cf. rugatulus
Jasper Ridge Biological Reserve, San Mateo Co., California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

Temnothorax are small ants, many of which are arboreal. This colony was nesting 
high up in a dead branch of an oak tree.

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