Monday, May 31, 2010

Ants on Fruit

About a week ago I set out a tray of rotting fruit hoping to get pictures of some Red Admirals and American Ladies during their migration north. Maybe the fruit isn't rotten enough because I haven't seen a single butterfly on the thing. Ants, however, seem to love the stuff.

Fruit
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A good example of size difference between Camponotus (bigger) and Formica (smaller).

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A smaller Camponotus was also present and here one is tackling the leg to this great big C. castaneus major.

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Smaller Camponotus (I haven't been able to ID yet,) on an orange.

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The smaller Camponotus (left) next to the Formica (right). 

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Some Crematogaster working a cave cricket I probably stepped on the night before.

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