Neivamyrmex californicus
Del Puerto Canyon, Stanislaus Co., California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

Neivamyrmex californicus army ants are specialist predators of other ant species. Although Neivamyrmex are common in many areas of California, they are rarely seen because of their usually subterranean habits.  

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