Formicid Ants Harvesting

Formicid Ants Harvesting Photo, Picture
  • Common Name: Formicid Ants
  • Order Name: Hymenoptera
  • Family Name: Formicidae

This Order of insects include sawflies, horntails, wood wasps, ensign wasps, Ichneumonids, fairyflies, fig wasps, chalcids, gall wasps, cuckoo wasps, yellow-faced bees, sweat bees, leafcutter bees, carpenter bees, honey bees, bumble bees, orchid bees, velvet ants, spider wasps, paper wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, mud-dauber wasps and ants.

Ants have adapted to take advantage of many different food types. These ants, from Brazil, are carefully harvesting the bounty of seeds that have fallen to the forest floor from the tree canopy far above. The ant has long been viewed as an industrious worker, busily building food reserves for leaner times.