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Fire Ants

Solenopsis sp.

Description:

Several Fire ants carrying some small flowers. Beautiful!

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Notes:

I didn't typed the whole scientific name because there are several different variation of this species.

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4 Comments

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 6 years ago

Thank you raeven, we humans should learn more about ants and bees, they are a lot better being politically correct and they show amazing examples of teamwork and strategies, I didn't knew about the aphid farm thing, that's awesome! Every second I love more the Nature :)

Raeven
Raeven 6 years ago

LOL ah, yes, I can see it now ... decorating for an elaborate cartoon festival :)
I'd been thinking more along the lines of building materials or using the decayed flowers for something or baiting some trap. Each time I learn about ants I'm amazed by their knack for forward thinking (like keeping herds of aphids safe and well fed to harvest the resulting secretions.)

I love that your image shows one of the flowers so clearly. Great stuff!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 6 years ago

Obviously it does, even though it would be awesome the reason of picking them was to make cozy and decorate the place, they don't, they eat it. :)

Raeven
Raeven 6 years ago

!! Look at that! Are the flowers used as food, do you know?

Nimbid Ditavi
Spotted by
Nimbid Ditavi

Tolima, Colombia

Lat: 4.12, Long: -74.75

Spotted on Oct 21, 2012
Submitted on Oct 28, 2012

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