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Aphididae & Formicidae

Aphididae & Formicidae
Curlew Lake, 10 miles northeast of Republic, Ferry County, Washington, USA
June 12, 2007
Photographed near Curlew Lake, ~10 miles Northeast of Republic, ~20 Miles south of the Canadian Border, ~150 miles east of the Cascade mountains, ~2100 ft in elevation.

Moved from Aphids.


Ants are genus Formica. Knowing the host plant here could help ID the aphids....

Formica obscuripes, I believe
That is the common, bicolored Formica sp. of the area. It typically has those dingy (infuscated) smaller workers seen in this photo.

...may be Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), as in:

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