Pogolumina Website Shines

Have you discovered David Louis Quinn’s Pogolumina website yet? If you are interested in ants, Pogonomyrmex and/or photography, it is a must see.

David’s new video Domain of the Thatching Ant, Part I is mesmerizing.  Take a look:

You know where I’ll be spending all my free time for the next few week, looking through all the pages. He’s already answered some questions I had about Pogonomyrmex workers harvesting plants around their mounds.

Thanks, David!

I’d love to hear your comments.

Parasitic Wasps In Action

It’s a jungle out there for ants.

Check out the parasitic wasp, Kollasmosoma sentum, ovipositing in Cataglyphis ibericus ants.

‪In this one Neoneurus vesculus is laying eggs in a Formica cunicularia worker.

‪Finally, Elasmosoma luxemburgense goes after Formica rufibarbis‬ workers.

Nice.

What do you think of creating videos as a way to bring notice to your scientific work?

Reference:

Cees van Achterberg and  José María Durán. (2011). Oviposition behaviour of four ant parasitoids (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Euphorinae, Neoneurini and Ichneumonidae, Hybrizontinae), with the description of three new European species. ZooKeys. 125 : 59-106. .