Pogonomyrmex maricopa - Red Harvester Ant
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2006

Portrait of a Pogonomyrmex maricopa harvester ant, showing the characteristic raised gaster. 

USA AZ Pima Co.: Tucson
735m 32º13.9´N 110º57.7´W 
7.vii.2006, Urban.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.