• Merlin Selvan
  • Category Insects, Wild Tamil Nadu

Weaver ants (Oecophylla), one of the perfect example for social existence. They exhibit highest level of organization of sociality, which are the following characteristics: cooperative brood care (including care of offspring from other individuals), overlapping generations within a colony of adults, and a division of labor into reproductive and non-reproductive groups. Here in the frame, we can see one Weaver ant is carrying another one. I don’t know the exact reason for this process, probably one got injured and so another one carrying him. I don’t know for sure, but one thing is very evident here – they have ultimate care for their beings and territory. 😊
Pollachi, Tamilnadu, India.
April 2019.
Canon EOS 7D
Canon 100mm Macro
Diffused flash fired.

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