Nesomyrmex anduzei

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

A Nesomyrmex worker, up-close.  The spines on the petiole (the first of the waist segments) are diagnostic for Nesomyrmex.  Although these ants are not uncommon in Neotropical forests, almost nothing is known about their biology.

Panamá, Panamá.: Gamboa
09º07.0'N 79º42.1'W 35m. 28.vii.2007
Trail of ants on Enterolobium trunk.
#AW2916, voucher specimens deposited at ALWC.

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