Blepharidatta conops

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

The queen of Blepharidatta conops, at left, has an enlarged head that presumably
is used for blocking the nest entrance. This photo is of a captive colony at the Museu de Zoologia in São Paulo, Brazil.

This image is copyrighted by the photographer and cannot be used without permission. To obtain permission to use this image, please email Alex Wild. (alwild (at)  Most of the photographs on are reduced from their original size and compressed for more efficient web transmission.  In some cases, higher quality versions are available.

This image was captured with a Nikon Coolpix 995.