Ants of the World - Nothomyrmecia macrops - Dinosaur Ants [LiveScience 2006-05-08]
Nothomyrmecia macrops - Dinosaur Ants
Nothomyrmecia is among the most elegant of ants. The single species N. macrops is the only living representative of an ancient lineage (the Prionomyrmecini) that occurred worldwide in the Cretaceous. Nothomyrmecia ants are only rarely seen, not because they are uncommon, but because they only forage on cold nights during some parts of the year and because they are restricted to a particular type of mallee habitat.
Photograph: Photographer and entomologist Alex Wild at the University of Arizona. ?? Alex Wild www.myrmecos.net