Monomorium pharaonis - Pharaoh's ant

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

Portait of a Pharaoh's ant.  These tiny yellow ants are common pests worldwide and among the most suited of all tramp ants to living indoors.

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.