Welcome to our website! This website has been created for our Organismal Biology class at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Take some time and look around. Our site is about Myrmecocystus mexicanus, which is better known as the Honey Pot Ant. Today you have the opportunity to learn all about the Honey Pot Ant and it's amazing abilities. We have put a lot of time and energy into this site so we hope you enjoy!

Myrmecocystus mexicanus repletes

Swollen M. mexicanus repletes. This picture was the inspiration for our color scheme. Photo by Alex Wild.

Our Classes topic is eusocial animals meaning an animal that lives in a cooperative group. Other eusocial animals include other species of ants, wasps, and bees. We chose M. mexicanus also knows as the honeypot ant. The honeypot ant is characterized by its swollen repletes, which collect food in a liquid form. If you want to learn more about this fascinating ant follow the arrows through our site.

If you would like to learn more about a wide variety of species visit other students page at MultipleOrganisms.net !

If you are interested in more ants of the desert watch this documetary!

For more amazing pictures of the Honeypot ants and other insects visit Alex Wild: The Diversity of Insects.