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Red Weaver Ant

Oecophylla smaragdina


aka Green ant / Green tree ant / Orange gaster - is a species of arboreal ant found in tropical Asia and Australia. these ants form colonies with multiple nests in trees... each nest being made of leaves stitched together using the silk produced by the ant larvae. seen here preying on a Yellow-ringed grass moth (Amata sperbius - Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)


Hymenoptera; Formicidae; Formicinae; Oecophyllini

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Richard Ong
Richard Ong a year ago

thankyou everyone for all the congratulatory messages.!

Tukup a year ago

Again Richard, congratulations. Another amazing shot.

Ornithoptera80 a year ago

congrats Richard, well deserved

Machi a year ago

Congratulations Richard Ong! Your Red Weaver Ant and Yellow-ringed Grass Moth spotting tied for third place in our 2019 Best Wildlife Photo Contest - Arthropods Category!



Richard Ong
Richard Ong 2 years ago

thanks for the SOTW nomination.!

AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Richard Ong
Spotted by
Richard Ong

George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 10, 2018
Submitted on Aug 10, 2019

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