Atta texana - leafcutter ant nest

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

Texas leafcutter ants are sometimes referred to as "town ants" for their extensive nests.

USA TX Bastrop Co.: 
8km NNW Smithville.
iii.2007 Oak-Pine forest, nest in soil.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon 17-40x f4.0 L wide angle zoom lens.