- The U.K.-based film company Ammonite has been blogging their ant-filming experiences in Costa Rica and Spain. The glamor of making nature documentaries apparently includes skin parasites and volcano-related travel limbo.
- The journal Myrmecological News has a trio of new articles, including descriptions of two new myrmicine species.
- Ted MacRae thinks ant taxonomy is entirely too complicated and proposes an alternative.
- Ant developmental biologist Ehab Abouheif is featured in a short but excellent documentary (French language). (h/t Archetype).
- Marvel's Ant-Man inches closer to the big screen.
- Want to see a really odd ant? Antweb just imaged its first Anomalomyrma workers.
- Get your harvester ant fix at Pogolumina.
- This is not an ant!
- Listen to E. O. Wilson read from his new novel.
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That ant mimic ("Not an ant!") looks like the Bow-Legged Bug nymphs we have here in Florida! Maybe Hyalymenus sp. (Hemiptera: Alydidae)?
Check out this similar photo on bugguide.net: http://bugguide.net/node/view/218529/bgimage
Alex, thank you for the link! Pogolumina is just getting started - I am refining, correcting, and adding to the content daily. We're having a spate of cold rainy weather in Washington state at the moment, but when it clears I will be experimenting some new lighting techniques, and video.
You've been given some attention here, also.
The anthropomorph in me immediately thought of the teaser trailer for The Ant Bully, where a distinctly non-hymenopteran insect is auditioning for a role as an ant:
Casting director: "We need an ant."
Hopeful actor: "I can do ant!"
Casting director: "A RED ant!"
Hopeful actor: "I can do red, too!"