Myrmecocystus mimicus (Honeypot Ant)

Myrmecocystus mimicus (Honeypot Ant), worker gathering nectar from young prickly pear cactus bud. The ant's gaster is so distended that it looks like a balloon ready to pop.
Myrmecocystus mimicus (Honeypot Ant), worker gathering nectar from young prickly pear cactus bud. The ant's gaster is so distended that it looks like a balloon ready to pop.