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Weaver Ants

Oecophylla smaragdina


The larvae and pupae are collected and processed into bird food, fish bait and in the production of traditional medicines in Thailand and Indonesia.


This is a species of arboreal ant found in Asia and Australia. They make nests in trees made of leaves stitched together using the silk produced by their larvae.

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textless 8 years ago

Nice photo, and very interesting description.

Naveen nathan
Naveen nathan 8 years ago

Thank u alice mam

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Good information, Good picture!

Naveen nathan
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Naveen nathan


Lat: 9.70, Long: 77.63

Spotted on May 7, 2011
Submitted on Sep 9, 2011

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