Thursday, 6 September 2012

Ant-bee interaction

Okay, rather a one-sided interaction, if I'm honest!  But you have to admire this little chap, in his efforts to drag a dead Bombus pascuorum back for the rest of the family - battling a headwind, and very rough terrain, as well as moving something several times his own body weight.

1 comment:

  1. Great photo! Amazing what ants can carry. I have seen ants carrying caterpillars, beetles and wasps. Sometimes other ants try to help but this can end up in 4 ants trying to carry something and walking in 4 different directions (I have seen this ;-))