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A very large colony of weaver ants. Good description of colonies and nest building in the references.
This colony on Heliconia sp. in a large semi-urban yard and garden adjacent to a disturbed patch of remnant forest.
These ants are ubiquitous here. This is the largest nest (last photo) I've ever seen (although they probably get larger). These ants are very defensive/aggressive and they deliver a painful but non-venomous bite, and they have a distinct and unpleasant odor. Other colony spottings here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/702... and here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/782...
Spotted on Feb 8, 2012
Submitted on Feb 9, 2012