A queen and worker Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, pose for a photograph near CÃ³rdoba, Argentina.
photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 20D
ISO 100, 1/250 sec, f13, flash diffused through tracing paper
A herd of bark lice (Psocoptera: Cerastipsocus sp.) grazes lichen across a tree trunk near CÃ³rdoba, Argentina. Here's what one of the adorable little beasties looks like up close:
Lens: Canon MP-E 1-5x macro lens, at about 1x (top photo) and 4x (bottom photo).
Fire ants aren't the only formicids that have to worry about parasitoid phorid flies. Many species are hosts to this diverse fly family.
Below are a pair of photos I took recently near Jujuy, Argentina showing a trio of an unidentified Pseudacteon species hovering over an ant nest. One of the…
Acromyrmex versicolor - the desert leafcutter
Here's the original:
photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon 20D
f/13, 1/250 sec, ISO 100
MT24-EX twin flash diffused through tracing paper
Photoshop modification (top photo): desaturated yellows
increased contrast, burned edges,…