Crematogaster emeryana
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

Alarm posture in a Crematogaster ant, gaster held high and sting extruded.

USA AZ Cochise Co.: 18 km W Portal, Pinery Canyon 1800m 31º57´N 109º19´W 
11.viii.2005  Oak-pine-juniper woodland, nest under stone.  #AW2688, 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.