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Weaver ant with scale insects

Oecophylla smaragdina

Description:

Small circular 'things' attached to the leaves of a lime tree out in the forest. The Weaver ants are trying to prise them off I think.

Habitat:

Citrus latifolia - Lime tree in the forest

Notes:

I thought perhaps they were Tortoise Beetles as this is very close to the location where I spotted one last week

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2 Comments

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

Thanks Jim

JimWetterer
JimWetterer 7 years ago

weaver ants tending scale insects

VivBraznell
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VivBraznell

จังหวัดนครศรีธรรมราช, Thailand

Spotted on May 15, 2014
Submitted on May 25, 2014

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