Meranoplus unicolor
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

An Australian seed-harvesting ant in the genus Meranoplus drags a seed back to her nest.

Australia, QLD, Cape York: Horne Creek, 23k N Coen. 23.viii.2004
13º43.828'S 143º11.972'E, 160m
Eucalyptus woodland edge with riparian forest.
#AW2479, voucher specimen 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.