ant fact archive

Inès Di Folco, Pablo and the roses, 2022-2023

Inès Di Folco

Pablo and the roses
oil and pigments on canvas
60×50 cm
photo by Charles Benton
courtesy of the artist, SISSI club, Marseille, and Laurel Gitlen, New York

The oldest ant on record is a Black Garden Ant queen35 who died after 28 years and nine months in captivity.36 Her daughters had a typical lifespan of just one to two years.37

  • Lasius Niger
  • Would she have preferred a shorter life in the forest?
  • Kutter & Stumper, 1969