Monday, August 16, 2010

Wasp I think

lion ant
Adults are common desert residents, coming to lights at night. Species vary enormously in size, and there are some very large ones. The larvae of some species are well known because they dig circular pits with sloping sides in the sand to trap ants, which they knock down to their huge jaws by flicking sand at them.

Long-tailed Blue, Lampides boeticus
;Most of Egypt's small number of native butterflies belong to the Blues of the Lycaenidae family. The commonest and most widespread species is the Long-tailed Blue, the caterpillars of which feed on many kinds of leguminous plants

Ants, as ants go these are giants
Protecting its spawn,

1 comment:

  1. Love to see interesting looking insects in Egypt! Thanks for your interest in my Blog!