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Green Ant


I was cutting down tree branches over our roof when i happened to notice this green large ant crawling on a tree branch. This is the second time i saw this kind of species. Its size is around 2cm and much different from weaver ants. Unlike aggressive weaver ants, this ant is very tame and has much bigger and broader in its body size. This ant is very rare in our place. I recalled the first time i saw like this one was in the late 90's at our backyard and it was a pair of this kind of ant guarding their few eggs attached beneath the leaf of a coconut tree. In that pair, the other one was in light brown its body color.


leafy trees, humid places, tropical

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Here's my spotting of the same genus -

luke 7 years ago

hello shekainah d. alaban, i hope so but we have so many weaver ants here over the mango trees but this kind of ant is different. it is much bigger than the weaver ants. weaver ants has translucent abdomen but this one isn't and they don't mingle with weaver ants. you can see them in pair under the leaves or palm leaves with very few eggs protecting it together with its mate :)

Its a weaver ant Queen with detached wings

박래원 9 years ago

nice picture and video ^^
do you live in antipolo?

luke 10 years ago

thanks Scott

luke 10 years ago

oh yes..this probably the other one in a pair i mentioned above, the similar brown one. thanks for this IanM.

IanMichaelIleto 10 years ago

I think I have a similar spotting although mine still(?) has wings and brown in color.

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Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 13, 2011
Submitted on Aug 11, 2011

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