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weaver ant nest

Oecophylla smaragdina


About 1 foot (30 cm) long.


This cocoon-like structure was hanging in a tree near our hut. All the leaves at the end of a small branch seem to be folded over and stuck to one another. What kind of insect made this?

1 species ID suggestions

weaver ant nest
Oecophylla smaragdina Oecophylla smaragdina


augustgray 6 years ago

Thanks S Frazier, I think this absolutely right. Now that I think back, there were several ants around the structure and on adjacent branches.

augustgray 6 years ago

That was my thought as well, Chief Red Earth.

Mondulkirri, Cambodia

Lat: 12.41, Long: 107.36

Spotted on Jan 17, 2013
Submitted on Feb 26, 2013

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