Aphaenogaster cockerelli
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

A desert harvester ant returns to her nest with a food item.

USA AZ Cochise Co.: 4 km N Portal
1360m  31º56´N 109º08´W  8.viii.2005 
Chihuahuan Desert.  #AW2649, voucher specimen 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.