Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants

May 30, 2009 – October 12, 2009

A weaver ant worker (Oecophylla smaragdina) in Cambodia protects a herd of fat, red scale insects. Photo by Mark W. Moffett © National Geographic Magazine

National Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, Northwest Wing, Special Exhibit Gallery (Hall 25)

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Some ants grow their own food, just like farmers; other ants build highways that can be seen from the air; and large ant colonies go to war with each other. This exhibition provides a look at life from an ant's point of view through large-format photographs of ants going about their daily business, a cast of an underground ant city, and a live ant colony.