Monomorium floricola

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

Monomorium floricola has become common in tropical regions around the world by tramping about with international commerce, so much so that the species' region of origin is not actually known.  Here, two M. floricola workers tend to a mealybug.

Panamá: Isla Contadora
08º38N 79º02'W 5m

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