Some sort of Myrmicine from near Walden Pond -- Aphaenogaster, perhaps?
Here we go again!
Summer's here, which means it's time to ditch North America in search of interesting biology. That is to say, welcome to field blogging season!
This year I'm returning to South America, where I'll once again be climbing trees, catching ants, and exploring the mysteries of their microbes. My journey takes me back to the tropical rainforests of southeastern Peru, at the Centro de Investigacion y Capacitacion de Rio los Amigos (CICRA), but it's going to take me a few days to get there! In the meantime, expect airports, mountains, and ancient Incan ruins...