New Insect Wallpapers

I’ve created a set of desktop wallpapers to fit the newer 1680 x 1050 widescreen monitors. To put any of the following on your desktop, click on the image. Once the large version loads to your browser, right-click and select “Set as desktop background.”

polyrhachis1

gibbifer1

dinoponera1

harpegnathos1

pseudomyrmex1

14 thoughts on “New Insect Wallpapers”

  1. Thank you ! Nice Wallpapers !
    But I have a 24′ with a resolution of 1920*1200

    Can you do Wallpapers more bigger ? (Just if you want :o) )

    Cordialy,
    Henri.

  2. Quick question: why do the Pseudomyrmex have their abdomens curled under? They are stinging ants so I would have though the abdomen would not be as protected (?).

    New to really considering ants closely so the questions seem to bubble forth.

    Thanks!

  3. Mara-

    Good question. When ants sting, they usually anchor themselves first by biting with their mandibles, like this.

    These ants aren’t protecting their abdomens but holding them in attack position, their sting forward near their mandibles so that they can execute their bite-sting routine quickly. Most of the ants on the tree did not hold themselves like this except around certain thorns, which I presume are full of brood. Having me snooping around put them on guard even more than usual.

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