Podomyrma adelaidae

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Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 200, f/13, 1/250 sec
diffuse twin flash

7 thoughts on “Podomyrma adelaidae”

      1. I wonder about the function of these light spots, which show up in a number of Mutillids and Myrmosids and are echoed in diverse taxa (the transparent fenestrae of the stratiomyid Hermetia illucens are called to mind). In these ants specifically – aposematism? Disruptive pattern? Visual communication between nestmates? Could there be internal gastral anatomy that needs differential heating?

        1. Spots like these also occur in Dolichoderus quadripunctatus and some Camponouts spp., even some fire ants.

          Jason poses a good question. Are these related to Tetramorium?

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