Chlorophilia #8 from March shows ants on blossoms: More photos from my trip alone into the woods when spring was starting off.
@lyse really nice—but that’s a given for almost any pic you take! Are those flowers that small, or are those ants really big? Either way, I like it very much. Second fave, 19.
@fastidious ¡Muchas gracias! Those flowers are quite small. So are most of our ants, I haven’t seen one for quite a long time now, but I think they’re around 5-8mm in length. Maybe a centimeter? Oh dear, I’m really struggling now with my steel ruler imagining ant sizes. ;-) Some forest ants are bigger, but they shouldn’t be any longer than 15mm. They’re definitely under 20mm, that’s for sure. Next time I will try to get a closer look at these little insects, I know a few ant hills. But at our current temperatures I probably won’t find any creature outside the nest.