As I indicated earlier, I’ll be attacking a backlog of photographs this season, and here is the first updated gallery, from September 2011: Formica ravida Creighton, 1940 (as identified by James Trager at BugGuide). These ants were photographed in Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park after a rain shower. They were on poplar leaves tending aphids, and the gallery includes images of major and minor workers, defence postures and an attack on a small (
unidentified ) chironomid midge that landed too near the aphid colony.
“…mysterious and little known organisms live within walking distance of where you sit. Splendor awaits in minute proportions.”
E.O. Wilson (Biophilia)
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DISCLAIMERI am a photographer, not an biologist. I do my best to have professionals assist in identifying the subjects of my photographs. However, positive identifications can not always be done unless the specimen is viewed under a microscope. If you do find an error, or have doubts about the identification provided, please let me know in the comments or by email.