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Green Ant

Oecophylla smaragdina

Description:

Working as a team, the green ants make a 'bridge' between leaves and draw the edges together. The leaves are then stitched together using the silk produced by their larvae. When the span is too big for one ant, two work together interlocking their legs. Amazing to watch their progress.

Habitat:

At edge of forest at Cattana Wetlands QLD

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3 Comments

Sckel
Sckel 8 years ago

Beautiful, Andrea. I think, like me, you too are a lover of ants.

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

Tacksamicke Tiz. Yes they are amazing, what they can achieve en masse.

Tiz
Tiz 8 years ago

I think I have a "thing" for ants :) This is just fantastic! Great photo as well :)

Andrea Lim
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Andrea Lim

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 17, 2013
Submitted on Jul 17, 2013

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