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Among the world's smallest orthopterans are crickets that live only in ant nests. I photographed this Australian species in a nest of Camponotus sugar ants.
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An ant-mimicking corinnid spider and its Dolichoderus ant model, photographed in Belize. 

#SpiderSunday  
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Portrait of a dracula ant, Mystrium camillae, from Borneo.
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Stay safe out there.  The West Nile virus is close by.  Call us for a free estimate to have your home treated for mosquitoes.

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Some ants have an easier time hunting on cold days when prey is too sluggish to escape. This Rhytidoponera worker has caught a fungus gnat. (Victoria, Australia).
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Even when visiting urban centers I try to photograph the little creatures. These Pheidole megacephala big-headed ants- one of the world's most damaging pest species- were in charge of the back patio at our hotel in Cairns.

The size difference among workers is normal for this genus.
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Tree branches that touch buildings provide a bridge for pests such as rats and ants to gain access to entry points.  Keep them trimmed year round to help prevent problems.
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Tiny Ochetellus worker ants carry brood to safety after I disturb their nest. (Victoria, Australia).

More Ochetellus here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Ants/Taxonomic-List-of-Ant-Genera/Ochetellus/
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Alex Wild always takes beautiful photographs.

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Few insects are more charismatic than Australia's green tree ants, Oecophylla smaragdina. Photographed in the Cairns Botanical Gardens, with the assistance of Lily Kumpe to hold the backlighting strobes.
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Are plants that keep gophers away a myth? What plants have you tried and how did they work out for you?

Find out what we think about them here: http://bit.ly/1ceVdiC
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