Pavement ants in Lake Chelan, WA

These pavement ants were seen in Lake Chelan, WA.  Their formal name is Tetramorium caespitum.  They are a member of the Arthropoda phylum.  Their name refers to being found typical in the pavement of sidewalks, patios and driveways.  You can find more information at

Beetle at Lake Chelan, WA

This little Beetle was found on the window of a condo at Wapato Point in Lake Chelan. The back ground is white due to the smoke from the Jolly Mountain and other Fires in Washington State. We are unsure of who this little beetle is but it is approximately 1 centimeter in length. The wing