Veromessor - Alex Wild Photography
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Veromessor pergandei

Veromessor pergandei

Many desert species have a 'psammophore'- a basket of long hairs under the head- enabling the ants to carry dry sand. This individual was photographed on glass in the studio.

Palm Desert, California

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