Thousands of Army Ants Build an Impressive Bridge With Their Bodies In Order to Swarm a Wasp Nest

Thousands of army ants in Costa Rica amazingly worked together to build an impressive ropy bridge using their own bodies in order to swarm a highly placed wasp nest.

Attack of legionary ants, also known as army ants or marabunta, to a wasp honeycomb. It’s impressive the level of swarm intelligence and collective computation they use to form that bridge

Fire Ant Bridge
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.