Host and Parasite

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polyergus lucidus
Formica incerta (left) with the slave-raiding ant Polyergus lucidus

Photo details:
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 200, f/13, 1/250 sec
diffuse twin flash

9 thoughts on “Host and Parasite”

    1. My thought too – what a great capture! Even if you didn’t know the natural history, you’d still get the story of a power-play here.

  1. I was lucky enough to witness a raid while at BugShot 2011. Unfortunately I got in at the end and was only able to get a few good photos. But nevertheless it was truly impressive. The four days at BugShot were full of great learning experiences and interacting with a bunch of like minded folks. Hopefully if things work out I will be able to get to the next one.

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