I sometimes get requests for stylistic pictures of dead ants.  From pest control industry folks, usually.  And I always have to beg off.  Somehow, with my global image library of hundreds of different ant species, I’ve had nothing but live insects.  Dead bugs never held much aesthetic appeal, I guess.

Well, Pest Control People.  Just for you I’ve sold out.  Here, at last, is your ex-ant.

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(Incidentally, this ant wasn’t even dead.  It was knocked out with CO2 and walked off 5 minutes later.)