Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Golden Tail Spiny Ant

Polyrhachis Illaudata

Description:

An peculiar ant with golden yellow and black stripes across it's abdomen. The yellow parts are covered in hair.

Habitat:

Singapore American School rainforest, near the edge of the tail where there was a cluster of leaves. Also seen on the avium plant.

Notes:

I wonder if it is warning other animals that it's dangerous to eat with it's stripes. (mimicry?)

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

2 Comments

liamc1
liamc1 7 years ago

Whoa that's really cool! Great spot.

minorih1
minorih1 7 years ago

Sorry the picture is a little bit blurry.

Singapore American School
Spotted by a stud ent at Singapore American School

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Mar 21, 2013
Submitted on Mar 21, 2013

Related Spottings

Polyrhachis proxima (Queen) Golden Ant Polyrhachis dives 雙齒多刺蟻 Polyrhachis dives 雙齒多刺蟻

Nearby Spottings

Spotting Oil Palm Shield Bug Spotting