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Red Weaver Ant

Oecophylla smaragdina

Description:

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)

Notes:

Hymenoptera; Formicidae; Formicinae; Oecophyllini


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2 Comments

Richard Ong
Richard Ong 18 hours ago

@AshleyT
thanks for the SOTW nomination.!

AshleyT
AshleyT 18 hours 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, PNG, Malaysia

Lat: 5.35, Long: 100.27

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

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