Myrmica sp.
Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

Queen and worker of an undescribed Myrmica species in the brood nest.  Notice the mites covering the abdomen of the queen.  

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