19 May 2010

Ants carrying their prey up a tree

These ants were climbing slowly but steadily up the wet trunk of a beech tree while carrying a large prey, which seemed to be some sort of insect larva. When I first saw them they were ~1.5 m above the ground. Presumably, they had a nest way up in the tree.

They were relatively large ants, each ~8 mm long.

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