How to Draw and Label the Life Cycle of an Ant

Ants may be small, but they are mighty and able to get any job done! To help understand them, we have put together the ultimate life cycle of an ant – let’s get started to bring this to life!


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Start with a black pen, and add a series of small oval shapes to the right of your page.


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Now, add a series of tall, thin shapes below this, joining these together to form the body of the creature in the next stage.


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Add a long, thin strand to the left of this, and then add a “teardrop” shape to the top of this.


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Follow this with other long, thin shapes below the top…


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And then enclose these shapes in a curved, larger body.


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Add a curved line just inside the top left of this shape.


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Now, add another shape above this one. This should have a curved point at the back, a bump in the center, and then another bump at the right side.


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Add two curved antennae shape to the front of this…


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And then add angled legs to the bottom of this.


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Now, add a black dot to the front of this face, and add a ring to the outside of this for an eye.


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Add a series of curved lines to the back…


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And then add a long, thin pointed shape to the space above this for a wing.


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Now, add three bumpy shapes across this to form the body.


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Add two antennae to the front of this body…


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And then another wing just above the back one.


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Add a small eye to the front of this creature.


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Next, add lines to the wings for the details…


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And add angled lines to the back of the body.


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Now, draw another body shape, slightly larger, to the right of the one you just created.


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Add a small eye to the front of this…


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And then two antennas reaching to the right, just as before.


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Follow this with four slightly bent legs at the bottom…


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And two long wings, spread across the back.


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Now, add details to the wings with delicate lines, just as before.


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Add detail to the back of the body with curved, vertical lines…


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Use a red pen to add arrows connecting each stage of the cycle.


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Use an orange pen to shade the shapes in the first and second section.


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Use a red pen for the bodies of the rest of the shapes…


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And use a pink pen for the rest of the body in the third stage.


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Use the red pen to color the legs of the ant in the middle.


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Add color to the wings in the final stages with a blue pen.


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Grab a black pen, and add labels to the correct stages: “EGGS”, “LARVAE”, “PUPAE”, “ADULT WORKER (FEMALE)”, “MALE”, and “ADULT QUEEN FEMALE”.


And there we have it – all you need to know about the lifecycle of an ant, but there is plenty more to learn about ants, so make sure you continue your research!

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