For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Incredible long legs - Drop-tail Ants (Myrmicaria natalensis)

This species has the most incredible long legs I have ever seen on any ants and I wonder why they have them?
Like all insects, ants have six legs. Each leg has three joints.
The legs of the ant are very strong so they can run very quickly.
If a man could run as fast for his size as an ant can, he could run as fast as a racehorse.

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