All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Acrobat Ants</strong>
<em>Crematogaster</em> spp. 
June 2009

These poor adult ants are struggling to move a pupa that is considerably larger than themselves. They are moving a future "reproductive" ant (either a queen or drone) that will h...
Acrobat Ants
Crematogaster spp.
June 2009

These poor adult ants are struggling to move a pupa that is considerably larger than themselves. They are moving a future "reproductive" ant (either a queen or drone) that will help start a new colony. Note the large larva in the top of the photo.
They are called "acrobat" ants because they often raise their heart-shaped abdomen when disturbed. If these ants had not been so busy trying to move the pupa, they probably would have had their abdomens raised!

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