Formicoxenus diversipilosus
Northern Sierra Nevada, California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

Some ant species, such as this Formicoxenus, have males that are worker-like in form.

USA, CA, Nevada Co.: Sagehen Creek Field Station., 39º26'N 120º14'W, 1900m.
Wet meadow/lodgepole pine forest, ex mound of Formica obscuripes.  #AW2364, voucher specimens deposited in ALWC and MHNG.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.