Cyphomyrmex wheeleri
Texas, North America

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

The long antennae and large eyes of this male ant will help him locate queens during his mating flight.

USA, TX: Travis Co. Austin.
Bull Creek Park.
Laboratory colony at the University of Texas.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens.