Entomologist & Photographer. Blogs at Scientific American.

Holiday Print Sale 2014

alexanderwild.com — Welcome to Alex Wild's third annual holiday print sale! All photographs in this gallery are available at 70% off regular fine art pricing. Click on the green "buy" button to order. We do ship internationally, and prints are clean, without the copyright mark. The sale ends January 2, 2015.

Melissotarsus - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Melissotarsusis surely among the most unusual ants. These small Afrotropical myrmicines live in narrow galleries in the bark of particular tree species where they farm armored scale insects. Melissotarsus may be the only animal other than humans to have domesticated livestock for meat production.

Arachnida: Spiders, Mites and Relatives

Public Domain - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — These images, created by Alex Wild prior to 2006, have been released into the public domain. They can be used in any context, including commercial, without prior permission. Enjoy!

Parasites & Parasitoids - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Life on earth is so abundant that a surprising proportion of our planet's diversity thrives as parasites, deriving sustenance from the bodies of other species, or from the shared resources of social species. This gallery contains photographs of both parasites (which generally do not kill their hosts), and parasitoids (which usually do).

Termites - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Termites These ubiquitous wood-feeding insects are social descendants of cockroaches. Colonies are composed of reproductive males and females, sterile soldiers, and immature stages that perform as workers. Below are images of termites from around the world.

Halloween Print Sale - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — All prints in this gallery are 70% off regular fine art pricing until November 1, 2014, starting at $3.99 for a 5x7". Happy Halloween!To order, click on the green "buy" button to select the size, paper type, and various optional mounting/framing options. I do ship internationally.

Bugging out: How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer

arstechnica.com — Here is a true story about how copyright infringement costs my small photography business thousands of dollars every year. Or, maybe it isn't. It could also be a true story of how copyright infringement earns me thousands of dollars every year. I can't be sure.

About Alex - Alex Wild Photography

Eciton - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Eciton is a large, conspicuous army ant endemic to the neotropics. Most species have a soldier caste with mandibles modified into ice-tong shaped hooks for defense against vertebrates. One rain forest species, E. burchellii, is known for its expansive epigaeic swarm raids.
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Dec 17, 2014

@taenia I did find a native fungus-growing species in the yard, so it's not all bad.

Dec 17, 2014

@jtotheizzoe I'm such an ant nerd that I usually find them the easy way. Not sure about the toddler...

Dec 17, 2014

Kinda figures that the first ants I find after moving to Texas are fire ants.

Dec 16, 2014

Another reason why molecular bio & ecology are a powerful combination: transposable elements may help species invade. nature.com/ncomms/2014/14…

Dec 15, 2014

@MagSorger @ultimape according to autocorrect, that is. It's "chelifer".

Dec 13, 2014

I don't like to think of it as "protecting the environment", so much as "protecting the very existence of human civilization."

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