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How to attract an entomologist

Step 1. Locate a suitable patch of forest, field, or desert.

Protecting big sister

A Brazilian leafcutter ant (Atta sexdens) harvests a leaf while her little sister stands guard against an intrusive photographer. (Incidentally, image searches for this genus return an unnerving mix of terrorists and ants.) Photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 20D. ISO 100, f/13, 1/250 sec, twin flash diffused through…

In Argentina, an ant-decapitating fly (Pseudacteon sp.) attempts to separate a fire ant (Solenopsis sp.) from her nestmates: More photos- and the story behind them- below.