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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
Moved from Aphids.

ID
Aphidinae

Ants.
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.

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

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