Aphaenogaster tennesseensis
Upstate NY, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

Aphaenogaster tennesseensis, one of the most beautiful ants in eastern North American forests, is a temporary nest-founding parasite of other Aphaenogaster species.

USA NY, Ontario Co.: 2 km SW Bristol Springs, Gannett Hill.  2.vii.2007 42º42'N 77º24'W, 640m. 

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon 65mm MPE 1-5x Macro Lens.