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Green Ant Queen with Eggs

Oecophylla smaragdina

Description:

Green Ants (Oecophylla sp)are extremely common in Far North Queensland and build large nests in trees by sticking the leaves at the end of branches together to create a sort of globular home. They clamber all over the tree containing their nest and serve to protect it from invaders. These ants are often found in fruit trees. When the unsuspecting person tries to help themselves to some tasty fruit to eat, the aggressive green ants drop down on them and start biting. Their bite is not very painful but several ants attacking simultaneously can be rather uncomfortable.

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2 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thanks Emma..

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

great info.

Christiane
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Christiane

4816, Queensland, Australia

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

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