Subject: Huge ant in Costa Rica
Location: Tortuguero, Costa Rica
June 6, 2017 4:35 pm
In ten years of living in Tortuguero, Costa Rica, I’ve never seen this species of ant before. It was quite slow, and apparently somewhat blind. Hope you can help!
This is a queen Leafcutter Ant, and we usually get images of winged alates when they swarm. Once they have mated, they shed their wings and look for a place to establish a colony. Here is an image from Ask A Biologist.