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The extreme elongated ends with black dot is not the eye! The eyes are set lower down the body on either sides of the squarish structure.I initially thought it was a weaver ant carrying another ant...this is EXACTLY what it mimics because Wikipedia says " the males resemble a larger ant carrying a smaller one."
The home where author Sarat Chandra Chatterjee spent some time and wrote many novels is now a heritage museum. There is a river near by and the flood plains are used for growing vegetables. I was running to catch up with my group that was going to the river bank and I did not want to be separated. But I thought it was a weaver ant as it had that orangish colour so I took a couple of shots not really being able to focus on that rapidly moving creature...then I realized it had turned around to " confront" me (my camera lens) and I knew I had finally glimpsed ANOTHER animal I had first seen on PN and marvelled. This is not a good shot...it was moving fast on a boundary wall, Raksha had posted one recently I think....and I remember thinking I have to go to Kerala to see one...and I see it soon afterwards in Deulti village..barely a 2 hour drive from my home town. really happy just to have seen it.
If you want to see how it really looks you should see the photo sunnyjosef clicked. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/18... Isn't it interesting that although it mimics the weaver ants it stays away from them because they sting!