Morphological diversity of heads in European ant species.

Illustration developed as part of the final project of the course Ilustra la Ciencia 8, from Illustraciencia, made for the thesis of researcher Olga Boet. After a long investigation, I gathered several photos of the 9 species of ants, with scale, their descriptions and the information that I could see live and with magnifying glass in the researcher’s office. With this material I created this infographic that compares the morphology of the head of the different species, all on the same scale, shaded with the dotting technique.

After finishing the entrusted illustration, I could not resist and created this fun pattern with the heads of the ants, maintaining their size relationship.


Digital, stippling


Olga Boet


Isa Loureiro 2020