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Asian Weaver Ant

Oecophylla smaragdina


About 25 mm. She is a large queen. Starting a New Tribe.. After landing on a suitable tree, she has shed her wings and laid a few precious eggs... She would guard it with her life if need be. After her new work force come out they will help her make a nest of rolled up leaves. Update on 03/06/21: Now the eggs have turned to larvae and the queen is using a live larva to spin silk for gluing leaves together to make a home for the new brood.


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sunnyjosef a year ago

Thank you Maria..

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

Wow, that is a very informative and wonderful series, Sunnyjosef!

sunnyjosef a year ago

Thank you Leuba..

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Brilliant spotting all round Sunny. Stunning photos & great video- thanks.

sunnyjosef a year ago

Thank you Neil Ross.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Amazing to see the beginning of a new colony and tribe. Excellent spotting and photos, Sunny. Nice video too!

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Kakkanad, Kerala, India

Spotted on Jun 1, 2021
Submitted on Jun 3, 2021

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