Sunday, July 3, 2011

HUGE Black Ant (with golden stripes)

I was peeling back some bark on a dead hemlock tree, which is laying on the ground near my cabin.... mindlessly, i ripped a big piece off and found the biggest ant ever under there!!! Big ant, with big ant egg sacs... and no other ant like it in sight.
A giant loner.
Jet black with light golden hairs and rings on it's back end...
A dark loner.
An ant who doesnt lay but a small amount of eggs, it seems to manage on it's own.
A single loner.
Does anyone know what kind of ant this is?
XoxoxXO

6 comments:

vecta3 said...

nope but i got a cool ant quote for ya..."go to the ant, consider her ways and be wise"...from the book "voice of the infinite in the small-revisioning the human insect connection- by joanne lauck...it's brimming with awesomeness, fave top 3 book

Anonymous said...

Did you ever find out? Because I just found one too... Colorado

Anonymous said...

I found one in Washington, thing was on my back...

Unknown said...

Just had one in my pants in Colorado, should I be worried if it bit/stung me?

Anonymous said...

Carpenter ant?

Daein said...

That's a queen carpenter ant. It starts with wings, but they fall off after it mates with the males in the air. This one seem to have already mated and is looking for a place to put it eggs and start a new colony.