Megalomyrmex sp. (leoninus - complex)
Reserva Otonga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

Water beads up on a worker of Megalomyrmex.  This species- still unnamed by science- inhabits the cool, wet cloud forests of western Ecuador.

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This image was captured with a Nikon Coolpix 995.