Ant Dracula

Appropriately named the “Dracula ant” after the popular Count Dracula character from the novel “Dracula”, this particular species feasts on the blood of its own kind. Not in the sense of eating ants of its own species but rather ants from their own colony. In order to feed themselves, these ants utilize a form of cannibalism that does not harm or kill the larvae. They chew holes into the larvae and begin to suck out the haemolymph (insect blood). In this way, the Dracula ants are dependent on a constant supply of eggs and must feed these eggs any morsels they find in order to survive.

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