Myrmecos

The Best of Myrmecos 2008

In an earlier post I listed my favorite insect images of the year taken by other photographers.  Now it’s my turn.  Here is the best of my own work over the last 12 months.

Laccophilus pictus, Arizona

Laccophilus pictus, Arizona

Dinoponera australis, Argentina

Dinoponera australis, Argentina

Parasitic Cotesia wasp attacks a Manduca larva

Parasitic Cotesia wasp attacks a Manduca larva

Polyrhachis schlueteri, South Africa

Polyrhachis schlueteri, South Africa

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Crematogaster tricolor, South Africa

Weaver Ant (Oecophylla longinoda), South Africa

Weaver Ant (Oecophylla longinoda), South Africa

Rose Aphids (Macrosiphum rosae), Arizona

Rose Aphids (Macrosiphum rosae), Arizona

Thaumatomyrmex atrox, Venezuela

Thaumatomyrmex atrox, Venezuela

Simopelta queen and workers, Venezuela

Simopelta queen and workers, Venezuela

Pheidole obtusospinosa, Arizona

Pheidole obtusospinosa, Arizona

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Harpegnathos saltator, India

Comments

  1. #1 Geoff
    December 17, 2008

    Great stuff! Looking forward to the beginning of next year’s work. My five year old daughter loves looking through the photos as well; you never know where that could lead.

  2. #2 beetles in the bush
    December 17, 2008

    I think my favorite is Thaumatomyrmex atrox – those jaws are so deliciously horrid!

    regards — ted

  3. #3 myrmecos
    December 17, 2008

    Thanks Geoff!

    Ted- You’ve chosen the ant with mandibles most like those of tiger beetles. Coincidence?

  4. #4 Rodrigo Feitosa
    December 17, 2008

    Wonderful, Alex! Congratulations for another year of amazing photos! Hope you keep providing us with your excellent contributions in myrmecology and nature photography.

    All the best,

    Rodrigo

  5. #5 glor
    December 17, 2008

    f’ing awesome

  6. #6 Olivier
    December 17, 2008

    Really great work !

    Congratulations !

  7. #7 cicindela
    December 17, 2008

    Sweet! Great shots (of course!)

  8. #8 Benoit
    December 17, 2008

    Fantastic! I am sure there were some other 100′s that could have been here too.

    Vivement 2009!

    Benoit

  9. #9 ihateaphids
    December 17, 2008

    1 and 7 = bestivus for the restivus.

  10. #10 ihateaphids
    December 17, 2008

    p.s. 7 is so much more bestivus

  11. #11 Rick
    December 18, 2008

    Great images Alex. Hard to pick a favorite.

  12. #12 Jack Jumper
    December 18, 2008

    Alex

    You have set a very high standard but of all the images I have seen from you there is only one that images that has it all it called Lonely it just has very thing and I am surprise that it is not among your finest.

  13. #13 Kevin Z
    December 18, 2008

    Fantastic work Alex! Someday when I get rich, I’m going to buy some prints for my home office. But for now while I’m dirt poor, I’ll just enjoy your blog for free (sorry!).

  14. #14 Aydin
    December 19, 2008

    Alex, this was a good idea. Here is my version.

  15. #15 Jesse
    December 19, 2008

    So cool! I can’t pick a favorite!

    Best Wishes – Jesse