Carpenter ant, SEM

Carpenter ant, SEM

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Caption: Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Hercules ant head (Camponotus herculeanus). Camponotus herculeanus (formerly known as Formica herculeana) is call the Hercules ant) in family Formicidae (carpentar ants). It is a boreal and montane species inhabiting spruce-fir and pine forests, especially in the NW United States. This common species normally nests in rotten logs and stumps, but nests are occasionally found under stones. Magnification: x3. 5 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.

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