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Photo#15445
Worker Field Ant with Beetle Grub - Formica subsericea - female

Worker Field Ant with Beetle Grub - Formica subsericea - Female
Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
April 19, 2005
Size: Ant: ~7 mm
Here's a testament to the amazing strength of Ants. This one was dragging a dead beetle grub across our garden path to it's nest. I set the camera on the ground to get the shot.

Moved
I'd venture the weight ratio is even higher than that. Ants certainly deserve their reputation for strength.

Neat
Neat photo, Tony. The grub must outweigh the ant by 6 to 1!

--Stephen

Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV
www.stephencresswell.com

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