The Hill Of The Golden Ants

Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West
North, Singapore
August 2012 

Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West seemed to have a huge number of golden ants. Here are a few of the more photogenic ones...


Polyrhachis Illaudata (Golden Ant) is a species of large ant found in Sri Lanka and India, and extending through Southeast Asia to the Philippines. The colonies have a single queen and nest within wood. Fascinatingly, this species uses its larvae to spin the nest. Note the spiny protrusion on metasoma (abdomen).