Friday, 25 November 2011

All Hail the Queen Ant - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This morning, we found this green ant with wings in our garden. Turns out it's the queen ant. Later that evening, we saw it again.. this time perched on our house wall... the wings were missing! Apparently, the wings are used for nuptial flight (reproduction), and after that the queen will either detach it or her worker ants will chew it off. 

Looks like somebody's been very busy today ;)

 Flying green ant

1 comment:

  1. Oh TOO CUTE! I can't believe you took that, it looks amazing! Kudos on th ephotography. What camera did you use?


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