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Green ants and caterpillars

Oecophylla smaragdina


Green ants (Weaver ants) as well as other species can have a mutualistic relationship with certain caterpillars. The caterpillars give off a sugary nectar that the ants enjoy and the ants in turn protect the caterpillars from anything that wants to harm them (including people).


Found throughout Northern Australia

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4854, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on May 24, 2012
Submitted on Jun 1, 2012

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