Classification: | Kingdom: Animalia | Phylum: Arthropoda | Class: Insecta | Order: Hymenoptera | Family: Formicidae | Genus: Pheidologeton |
The following should be the female (queen) winged ants with a length of about 2 centimetres. Male winged ants are slightly smaller, especially the head region as well as the overall size.
The winged male ant.
This ant is ferocious and will attack any creatures that cross their path. The bites are rather painful. Below shows the size of this ant when compared to the much larger Weaver Ant (Oecophylla smaragdina), another ferocious ant that is common in Singapore.
The elevated structure that cut across the track is the "path" constructed by these ants to move their troops around.
A large nest of the ants on grass patch. It can be identified by soil mound on top of the grasses.
Judging from the "goods" that the ants were ferrying along its marching column, they had just raided a termite hive. The wingless termites appeared to be ferried out from underneath some leaf litters on the forest floor. The third picture below is the winged termite with its wings still on.