Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
Texas, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

 Inside the fungus garden of Trachymyrmex septentrionalis, the most northerly of the fungus-growing ants.

USA TX, laboratory colony.

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