We here at Myrmecos have decided to devote the week of February 6 to a celebration of army ants.
Yes, you heard that right. Army ants. Hormigas legionarias. The predatory scourge of tropical forests. Six-legged swarms of carnivorous destruction*.
Army Ant Week
– Myrmecos Blog –
February 6-12 2011
What is the occasion? I have returned from beautiful Ecuador with an abundance of photos of these amazing insects, particularly of the giant army ants in the genus Eciton, but also of Labidus and Neivamyrmex. Rather than leak the new photographs out slowly over the coming months, it’ll be more fun to concentrate them into single intense week. They’ll be accompanied by posts on biology, recent scientific discoveries, and other army ant tidbits.
So stay tuned. And if you have your own army ant stories or videos to share, let me know and we’ll see about opening up some guest posting slots.
*I’ve probably been watching too much Animal Planet.