Myrmica sp.
Gannett Hill, Ontario Co., New York, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2003

Scientists often use baits to attract ants in the field.  
Here Myrmica have recruited to a sugar-water bait.

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