ant fact archive

Rūtė Merk, Gemia, 2023

Rūtė Merk

oil on linen
205×140 cm
courtesy of the artist and Tara Downs Gallery

Just over one millimeter in size, a Ghost Ant25 is easily overlooked. Her pale legs and abdomen often blend into the background, making the head and thorax look like hovering specks, unrecognizable as an ant.26

  • Tapinoma melanocephalum
  • Wetterer, 2009