Nocturnal Velvet Ant
Churchill Co., Nevada, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

This female velvet ant was photographed scurrying across a sand dune at night.

USA, NV, Churchill Co.: Sand Springs Dune
7.vii.2004, 39º17'N 118º25'W, 1200m
Great Basin Desert, on sand dunes, 2200hr.

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