Pulling a centipede from its burrow

Photographed this weekend in Dixon Springs, Illinois:


These Aphaenogaster lamellidens foragers have discovered a live centipede and are attempting to pull it from its burrow.


photo details: Canon mp-e 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 50D

ISO 100, f/11-f/13, 1/250 sec, flash diffused through tracing paper

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I wonder if there was an Amblyopone pallipes pulling at the other end??

By James C. Trager (not verified) on 14 Sep 2009 #permalink