Certainly a fascinating creature

By | April 15, 2013

Red ants are known for their viciousness – you don't want to share your picnic with them!

Reshared post from +Malthus John

A red wood ant (Formica polyctena) battles a common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) – and wins!

When not defeating formidable enemies, the red wood ant also spends some free time working on earthquake prediction!  Quite an insect!

Check out the full story, which was presented on Apr 11th at the European Geosciences Union annual meeting in Vienna, http://goo.gl/JLtmm  and covered by  +LiveScience "Ants Lead the Way on Earthquake Prediction"

This photo, taken by Pawel Bieniewski, was a finalist entry in the 2006 International Garden Photographer of the Year Contest.

#stem #science #biology #geology #sciencesunday #earthquakeprediction #red_wood_ant #EGU  

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