is an African and Asian genus of nomadic predatory ants. The surface-foraging species conduct spectacular raids and are often referred to as driver or safari ants. Other species, such as D. helvolus pictured below, exhibit the specialized subterranean predation that is typical of most other army ants.
Mud and spiders
A dark colored mud dauber from central Benin (collection from 1997). This wasp lives in miombo forests with 6 months of drought. The pointed and long mandibles are used to collect mud to build nests. The nests are often seen in crevices, old trees and houses. The impressive jaws are also used to hunt spiders that are brought to the nest. Total length of this wasp is 3,5cm; this image is about 10mm tall. Studio stack based on 176 images taken with an MP-E 65mm at 3,5x (ISO100, f5.6, 1/200sec…
The Most Detailed, Close Up Picture of an Ant's Face
Fascinating, amazing, magnificent, horrific, unbelievable are only a few of the adjectives that invade my mind as I see this. This is the most close up, high res picture of […]
Macro photography: Understanding magnification
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains the importance of the magnification ratio in macro photography.