"Weaver Ants eat any small creatures that they can find, but they are particularly attracted to nectar. The weaver ants do not have a stinger, but inflict a painful bite which is aggravated by irritating chemicals secreted from their abdomen." They get their name from the way they build their nests http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/782... "A colony may be dispersed over several nests which may be placed in various locations in a tree, or even span several trees. The queen is located in one nest and her eggs are distributed to the other nests." See the spread of a colony here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/702...
This spotting on emerging figs on a Ficus sp. tree in a large semi-urban yard and garden adjacent to a disturbed patch of remnant forest.
This species has increased its presence drastically in the past year and now can be seen on all manner of shrubs and trees, and even herbaceous flowers in my yard & garden.