Atta sexdens (Queen)
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|Unknown ID, any suggestion is wellcome.|
Photo taken from a distance of about 1 meter.
Bad photo, just to register it.
Update 14-12-2011 - Atta sexdens rubropilosa (ID by Laurens Linde (Euroblinkie))
Atta sexdens is a species of leafcutter ant belonging to the tribe Attini. Atta species are native to the New World, from Southern United States to Northern Argentina in the South.
From late October to mid-December, the A. sexdens colonies produce winged virgin queens and males. During their nuptial flight the queens mate with several males, who die shortly after. The queen retains the sperm in a special organ for the rest of her life.
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- Daffy (95)
- [2011-12-12 17:30]
Might be a wasp.
Ciao Paulo, great macro of strange wasp with beautiful wings, wonderful colors, splendid light, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
this is a very good picture to show this ANT on TN
ATTA SEXDENS RUBROPILOSA
The leaf cutting ant
when the new Queen go out flying for a new nest
there go also Male,s flying to mating with the queen
This is the Male because the small head the queen have a bigger head and a bigger body ful with sperma and eggs
Queen can lives about 20 years
thanks greeting lou
- [2011-12-19 16:53]
It is sure nice when other TN members are able to help with identifying our subjects. Thanks to Lou we now know exactly what type of insect this is.
Not sure why you think this is a bad image, because it looks pretty nice to me. The focus is very good allowing us to view the unique features of this tiny Queen. The colors are natural and well saturated and the exposure seems to be fine. Well done!!