Tetramorium lanuginosum
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

Tetramorium lanuginosum ants have travelled around the world with human commerce. They are probably Asian in origin.  Here an ant carries a pupa to safety after the photographer has exposed the nest.

Australia, QLD: Iron Range National Park  26.viii.2004, 12º42.846'S 143º17.218'E, 10m
Rainforest, under bark.
#AW2538, voucher specimen 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.