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Weaver ant

Oecophylla smaragdina


5 red ants carrying a dead one up to the nest. Red-brown in colour, about 10 mm long, with long legs. Oecophylla smaragdina 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.


Spotted during a day walk at Taman Cattleya - Jakarta, an urban park located in the middle of Jakarta city.


Common names include weaver ant, green ant, green tree ant, and orange gaster. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Hymenoptera Family: Formicidae Subfamily: Formicinae Genus: Oecophylla Species: O. smaragdina

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Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

Lat: -6.18, Long: 106.79

Spotted on Sep 10, 2017
Submitted on Nov 5, 2017

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