● Fernley [Lyon Co], NV USA [el. 1271 m / 4171 ft] view location in Google Maps »
● 6/22/10 7:09AM sunny, air temp: 15°C / 59°F
[IMAGE 2 of 4] The first thing one notices about Messor lariversi workers, are the large, light-gathering eyes. These ants apparently forage for seeds during the night, and at twilight. The workers shown here, however, were observed and imaged while conducting early morning nest maintenance - on a bright, sunny day.