Ant

Ant

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Credit: D. PHILLIPS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: colour enhanced scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an ant. Ants (Formicidae) have six legs with three joints, like other insects, and a life expectancy of 45-60 days. They can lift up to 20 times their body weight and have approximately 250,000 brain cells. Around 8,000 different species of ants live on all the continents with the exception of Antarctica.

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Keywords: animal, ant, ants, bug, bugs, formicidae, insect, insecta, insects, invertebrate, invertebrates, jointed legs, micrograph, micrographs, micrography, myrmecology, nature, scanning electron micrographs, sem, wildlife, zoology

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