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By Dr. Biology

Ant Gallery (Get up-close to ants)

Now is the time to check out these amazing animals from the safety of your own computer. Click on any of the ant images in the gallery below and use the zoom tool to explore the amazing animals.  Once you take a closer look you are sure to agree that you would not want to be a tiny tasty morsel standing around these girls. Yes all these are worker ants and so they are females. We also have a companion story about ants that you might like to check out.

Giant Gliding Ant imageTrap Jaw Ant imageWeaver Ant image
Cephalotes atratus
Giant Gliding Ant
Odontomachus coquereli
Trap-Jaw Ant
Oecophylla longinoda
Weaver Ant
Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
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Atopomyrmex mocquerysi
no common name
Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Myrmecia nigrocincta
Bull Ant
North Queensland, Australia
Mystrium oberthueri
no common name
<em>Camponotus pennsylvanicus</em> - Black Carpenter Ant<br />©Alex Wild<em>Pheidole rhea</em> - No Common Name<br />©Alex WildAcromyrmex versicolor
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Black Carpenter Ant
Upstate NY, USA
Pheidole rhea
no common name
Arizona, USA
Atta texana
Leaf-Cutter Ant
Texas, USA

These are just a few of the strangest-looking ants that can be found all over the world, photographed by ant scientist Alex Wild. If you think these are cool, see more of Alex's photos and learn more about these ants at Myrmecos.net.

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