Honey stored in the paper cells of a Mexican honey wasp nest. Harlingen, Texas, USA.
Solifugae - Sun Spider
Scurry County, Texas, USA.
This inconspicuous yellow ant lives in pre-existing cavities in small branches carved by beetle larvae. Harlingen, Texas, USA
Harlingen, Texas, USA
The only representative of this tropical genus found in the United States, Nesomyrmex wilda occurs along the Texas/Mexico border south to Guatemala. Harlingen, Texas, USA.
Tetramorium is a primarily Old World genus, but North America has a handful of native species like the southwestern T. spinosum. Harlingen, Texas, USA
Worker ants cooperate to carry a scavenged insect carcass back to their nest. Scurry County, Texas, USA.
Ants scavenge the carcass of a darkling beetle. Scurry County, Texas, USA.
Pheidole tetra is a common big-headed ant species of the southern great plains and southwestern deserts of North America.
Tending aphids for honeydew. Austin, Texas, USA.
A worker ant gathers a droplet of honeydew from a young aphid. Austin, Texas, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
Prosapia bicincta - Two-lined Spittlebug
The blocky head of this ant is used to plug her nest entrance, protecting her colony against raids of other underground ant species. Brackenridge Field Lab, Austin, Texas, USA.
Minor worker. Brackenridge Field Lab, Austin, Texas, USA.