Paraponera clavata, or the lesser giant hunting ant (also known as the bullet ant, or conga ant), inhabits the humid lowland rainforests from Nicaragua to Paraguay. Delivers the most powerful sting known, with pain lasting 24 hours after being stung.
This is A Bug's Life, mixed with a dash of zen meditation, as Malaysian photographer Lee Pei Ling brings almost human characteristics to these tiny creatures, each measuring just millimeters in length.
Photograph:Ants, like all other insects, have segmented bodies divided into three major regions. The head bears one pair of antennae; the middle section, or thorax, anchors six jointed legs; and the abdomen contains digestive and reproductive organs.