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Dewinged flying ants gather to build a mass antihil
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Image number:
APN319443
Title:
Dewinged flying ants gather to build a mass antihill
Caption:
Dewinged flying ants gather to build a mass antihill at Arae 23 of Malawi's capital city district of Lilongwe December 8, 2010. Normally two flying ants which have selected each other, male and female, for life partners during what is called the Wedding Flieght or the First Ball (thousands of flying ants participate in this at the beginning of the rain season) get hold of each other and cling to each other and they shed their wings and fall down to the ground. The female ant leads the way while the male follows at the tail until they find a hiding place favourable for forming a new independent home. The female's body later starts enlarging and she becomes the queen of the new home and starts laying eggs to bear termites as workers to build an antihill and soldiers to protect the home and later also lay eggs to produce flying ants.
Location:
Lilongwe
City:
Lilongwe
Province:
Central Region
Country:
Malawi.
Date:
2010-12-08 05:24:29
Uncompressed size:
23.42 MB
Dimensions:
3504 x 2336 px
File type:
JPEG
Model Release:
No
Property Release:
No
Keywords:
Horizontal, wide angle, colour, Area 23, Lilongwe, Central Region, Malawi, SADC Region, Africa, antihill, nature, dewinged ants
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