A couple of months ago we published a post that had pictures of some of the unique insects that we have seen here at our home in San Clemente, Ecuador entitled, “Bugs.” That post can be found at: https://johnandmarylivingitupinecuador.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/bugs/.
Included in that was a picture of an unusually colored bee that had spots instead of the usual stripes
and a red-winged fly
The other evening I was headed out on an errand and I noticed an unusual ant crawling across the door mat. I stepped back inside for my camera and, using the flash got some pictures of one of the most unusual ants I have ever seen.
The ant was fairly large (about three-quarters of an inch long) and ran along quite quickly. The two yellowish white “eyes” look more white in the picture and the two large distinct red dots on the back look like tail-lights.
I tried to find similar pictures on the internet and only found a fuzzy red ant named a “cow ant” that was similar.
Do any of you have any idea what kind of ant this is? We have not seen a swarm and this is the only one like that I have ever seen, so perhaps it was a “one of a kind”.
In any event – the unique insects continue to intrigue us and make life in Ecuador a daily adventure!
Life is good in Ecuador.