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Winged Queen Ant

Description:

A mature ant colony seasonally produces winged virgin queens and males. The males have evolved for the single purpose of inseminating the queen, and can't even feed themselves for the few days of their lives. During "the quick and violent mating," the male literally explodes his internal genitalia into the genital chamber of the queen and quickly dies. - wikipedia.

Habitat:

Urban garden.

Notes:

Length of this young queen is about 25 mm.


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3 Comments

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 5 years ago

Interesting info. and great series, Leana! May I know the camera and lens used to take these beautiful photos?

Thank you beaker98!

beaker98
beaker98 5 years ago

Love the detail in the wings! Great photos!

Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Lat: 15.55, Long: 120.81

Spotted on Jun 26, 2014
Submitted on Jun 26, 2014

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