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weaver ant colony

Oecophylla smaragdina

Description:

A colony of weaver ants attempting to bridge a gap between a papaya (Carica papaya) tree leaf branch (not pictured) and a Fig (Ficus sp.) tree branch (shown here) using their bodies.

Habitat:

Large semi-urban yard/garden adjacent to a disturbed remnant patch of forest.

Notes:

These ants are very defensive/aggressive. They have a distinct odor. Grateful for a confirmation of species ID.

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9 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Yes! They got me good on the day before I photographed them just walking by (before they were building the "bridge").

Gina9210
Gina9210 10 years ago

I,m very scared of them, they bite and its painful, they are very quick to attack.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Thanks everyone!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Great action..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

I think they are Pagoda ants.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Amazing spotting!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Thanks both!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 10 years ago

Fantastic set of photos, very interesting.

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

nice series

Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier

Indonesia

Spotted on Aug 10, 2011
Submitted on Aug 11, 2011

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