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Christmas Beetle – Anoplognathus Inch Ant – Myrmecia

Taken in South East of South Australia.

These ants are fantastic collectors and, walking through the scrub next to my old house, you can see them dragging bees, grubs and many other items through it. They are great to watch and on this occasion the ant had traveled over a branch and the weight had obviously started to take its toll as it dragged it back to its nest.

Taken with a Canon 400d and a EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

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  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollabout 2 years ago

    wonderful and amazing capture !

  • Cheers Annette! Glad you liked it. They are amazing little ants and I loved watching them go about their daily work :)

    – CBoyle

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Cheers Larry :)

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    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks very much Ray :)

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    Lissie E Jabout 2 years ago

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    13 December 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature of this amazing capture !

  • Cheers Trish. Thank you so much :)

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  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamabout 2 years ago

    now that is quite a sight – brilliant pic !

  • Cheers Dean thank you very much! They are great little collectors :)

    – CBoyle

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 2 years ago

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  • Thank you so much for this feature :)

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  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic macro !

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