Trachymyrmex turrifex
Texas, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

Smaller attine ants such as this Trachymyrmex may be locally abundant, but they are not always easy to see, frequently blending in with the color and texture of their surroundings.

USA TX Travis Co.: Austin
Brackenridge Field Laboratory
150m 30º17.02´N 97º46.75´W 
21.iii.2007 Edge of field and oak forest, nest in soil.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens.