Saturday, 6 January 2018

White sandy Kerangas forest (Sarawak 07 Oct. 2017)

First time found a few colonies of tiny Crematogaster ants that building nests on the shrubs in the hot & dry Kerangas forest. I think those ants are very unique species of ant which collect nectar from pitcher plants.

Nepenthes rafflesiana var. alata

Dipodium pictum (orchid)

Ficus deltoidea var. deltoidea

Crematogaster ant nest

St. Valentine ant  (Crematogaster sp.) The ant has a heart-shaped gaster.

The ant nests are building on small tree near pitcher plants.

Fruits of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

It is edible

Flower of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

Natural hybrid of pitcher plant

Dischidia sp.

Ficus deltoidea var. deltoidea

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