The two most conspicuous insects on our front walkway are Lasioglossum soil-nesting bees and Tetramorium pavement ants. Their co-existence is tenuous. Pavement ants are predatory, and yesterday afternoon I snapped this series of a bee in trouble.
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 100, f/13, 1/250 sec
diffused twin flash