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Golden Tail Spiny Ant

Polyrhachis Illaudata


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


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


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

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liamc1 7 years ago

Whoa that's really cool! Great spot.

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

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