Let’s take a look at a few more images my husband brought back from Malaysia.
In this video he found an ant running on his hand. Because he was struggling to focus, he passed the ant to a colleague (I edited out the shots of his feet).
If you got seasick viewing that, here’s a screenshot:
When I saw his video I squirmed a bit. If an ant is as thin and wasp-like as this one is, I’m pretty sure it can sting.
Is it a Tetraponera? Am I right that they were being a bit foolhardy to handle it?
These would have been less of a problem:
The running insects in the video are processional termites. You can see some of the workers carrying what are probably clumps of lichen in their mandibles. Cool insects.
He definitely doesn’t get to go without me next time.