Temnothorax gallae
Jasper Ridge Biological Reserve, San Mateo Co., California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

Temnothorax gallae is a small arboreal ant endemic to California.  Here a pair of worker ants rest on the smooth red bark of a Manzanita bush (Arctostaphylos sp.). 

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