Foundling ants

Foundling ants

Observation - Foundling ants - Southern Africa. Description: Under a stone on a large shell midden, surrounded by nesting blackback gulls. Lots of alate males in the nest - in some of the pics the workers can be seen trying to carry these drones away to safety. Ant males are not known for their intellectual acuity.

Under a stone on a large shell midden, surrounded by nesting blackback gulls. Lots of alate males in the nest - in some of the pics the workers can be seen trying to carry these drones away to safety. Ant males are not known for their intellectual acuity.