Neivamyrmex nigrescens
Kansas City, Kansas, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

A raiding column of the army ant Neivamyrmex nigrescens traverses the forest floor in eastern Kansas.  This species is found coast to coast in the southern United States and northern Mexico.

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