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Green Ant Queen

Oecophylla smaragdina


Weaver ant colonies are founded by one or more mated females (queens). A queen lays her first clutch of eggs on a leaf and protects and feeds the larvae until they develop into mature workers. The workers then construct leaf nests and help rear new brood laid by the queen. As the number of workers increases, more nests are constructed and colony productivity and growth increase significantly.

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Christiane 11 years ago

Thanks Karen & Ismael..

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 11 years ago

Great find!

KarenL 11 years ago


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4816, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 15, 2012
Submitted on Feb 15, 2012

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