This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Black ants

Black ants

Z345/0604

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

DAVID AUBREY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID AUBREY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Black ants (Lasius niger). The small winged ants are reproductive males. During the hot summer months, winged males and large winged female queens (none seen) take to the air in a mass mating flight. The males die after mating, and the queens return to the ground, bite off their own wings and burrow underground to lay their eggs. These eggs hatch into non-reproductive females, who take care of the new colony. The blank ant is extremely common, and is found throughout much of Eurasia, Japan and North Africa. Males reach around 5 millimetres in length.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}