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Green Weaver Ant

Oecophylla smaragdina


Green weaver ants form colonies in trees where they use silk eminating from their larva to stitch together leaves to form their hives. They get their name from the color of the queen as the workers are orange.


Urban settlement, close to small patches of jungle.


I noticed these ants while I had my daily walk around the property. I usually don't pay them much attention, however these guys were in the process of co-operating to get what I believe is a piece of charcoal up to their hive. I have no idea what purpose that would serve. Interesting nontheless. I wonder if they succeded in the task? It seemed like very hard work.

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දකුණු පළාත, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Mar 22, 2020
Submitted on Apr 25, 2020

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