New ant discovered in Singapore rainforest

 Photo by Benoit Guénard, The University of Hong Kong

Photo by Benoit Guénard, The University of Hong Kong

Mark Wong, an ecologist and independent researcher in Singapore has discovered a new ant in the rainforest of Singapore.

The ant, described as a raisin and having a distinct fingerprint pattern is called Myrmecina magnificens. The ant measures 4.5mm and is the first ant to be discovered on the Malay Peninsula. 

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