Neivamyrmex californicus
California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

Neivamyrmex army ants are specialist predators of the brood of other ant species. Here a worker army ant makes off with a larva of the pavement ant, Tetramorium caespitum.

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