Acromyrmex versicolor - Desert Leaf-Cutter Ant
The birth of an ant-fungus garden, with newly-laid ant eggs and the early stages of fungal growth. Leaf-cutting ant colonies subsist entirely on their cultivated fungus.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon MPE 65mm 1-5x macro lens.