Monomorium pharaonis - Pharaoh's ant

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

Monomorium pharaonis is among the most persistent of indoor ant pests.  These slender yellow ants characteristically form long foraging trails.  

Panamá, Panama City: La Exposición
08º58'N 79º32'W 
5.viii.2007.  Trail of ants, indoors.
#AW2932, specimens deposited in ALWC.

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