En Paco´s Nature Reserve
" Hormigas de lumbre " , caen de los árboles y su mordida arde como si fuera una quemadura.
aproximadamente 3mm de largo, peciolo de dos segmentos, hábitat arbóreo.
¿Hormiga o avispa?
Ant or wasp?
Found on my car.
At least this one didn't sting, but was very curious.
These acacia-ants live in the acacia thorns and protect the tree in return for food an shelter (photo 1). Birds, like caciques, often nest in these trees to benefit from the defense provided by the ants (photo 2).
Sorry, my camera back then was not great. This was crawling on the signs of the Main Visitor Center in Everglades NP, FL.