Aphaenogaster albisetosa
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

Desert seed-harvesting ants carrying a large seed back to their nest.

USA AZ Cochise Co.:  3 km WNW Portal 
31º55.9'N 109º10.7' W 1600m.  Open Juniper woodland, Chihuahuan Desert. 
11.viii.2005   #AW2677, voucher specimens deposited at ALWC.

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