Monday, August 23, 2010

Beautiful ant pics

Brachymyrmex ants from Alex Wild, North American ants.
If you've got a good microscope and occasionally get unusual ants to identify, you might benefit from this site from Alex Wild, a photographer and biologist from Illinois.  If you've ever tried to photograph ants you should have special appreciation for the beauty and clarity of these images.

The pictures do not take the place of a good key and identification guide, but never underestimate the power of good pictures in helping identify insects.  If you are from Texas, another excellent ant ID reference is Ant Genera of Texas, available through the Texas AgriLife Bookstore.

1 comment:

Danusia said...

People love looking at macro images of bugs and insects, and thats why we featured science photographer David Spears on our blog. The ants images are awesome too!