Pheidole sp.
North Queensland, Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

Minor workers, larvae, and pupae of an Australian rainforest Pheidole. The large orange objects in the background are seeds kept in the ants' nest.  Many Pheidole species are seed-harvesting ants.

Australia, QLD: Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation section. 3.5 km W Cape Tribulation.
28.viii.2004, 16º05'S 145º27'E, 300m.
#AW2584, voucher specimens deposited at ALWC

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