A Cyphomyrmex (rimosus-group sp.) worker tends to yeast globules in the fungus garden.
Formica gnava foraging worker carrying a bark louse it has caught.
Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, USA
Acromyrmex versicolor desert leafcutter ant carrying a fragment of a mesquite seed pod.
Green Valley, Arizona, USA
Orectognathus versicolor. The predatory mandibles of trap-jaw ants must also be used for delicate tasks around the nest. Here, a worker transports a larva.
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Monomorium rothsteini, worker removing a heavy stone from the nest.
Yandoit, Victoria, Australia
Meranoplus unicolor. An Australian harvester ant carries a seed back to her nest.
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Los Reartes, Córdoba, Argentina
A Texas Leafcutter Ant (Atta texana) carries a cut leaf. Ants do not eat the leaves directly; rather, they use to leaves to feed an underground fungus that serves as the ants' primary food source.
Austin, Texas, USA
A Forelius grandis worker carries a stone excavated from her nest.
Amaicha del Valle, Tucumán, Argentina