Acromyrmex subterraneus

I don’t know too many insects so spiky that even their spines have spines, but the leafcutter ant Acromyrmex subterraneus is one of them:

Acromyrmex subterraneus - Morretes, Paraná, Brazil

photo details:
Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 200, f/16, 1/200 sec
diffuse Canon 430EX II speedlight, off camera

4 thoughts on “Acromyrmex subterraneus”

  1. I saw this browsing your galleries last night. This is a fantastically intense looking animal! This is now the orc ant in my imagination (although less evil).

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