Don't Get Any Closer - Close Up of a Gliding Ant in the Jungle of Peru

Don't Get Any Closer - Close Up of a Gliding Ant in the Jungle of Peru

This ant can fly!

If an ant drops from the tree it is working or living on, it will "fly" towards the tree's trunk again, before hitting the ground.

That way the chances are good of not getting eaten by predators on the ground and it found right away the right tree again to climb up.

Here you'll find some video footage, which prooves how the ant gets back to the tree: canopyants.com/C_atr_1.wmv

 

Thanks to gAdventures for inviting Traveldudes! It was part of the Wanderers In Residence project.
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