Oecophylla smaragdina, the green tree ant of northern Australia, is a type of weaver ant. These ants make nests by tying living tree leaves together using silk produced by their larvae. The silk is visible in this nest as white patches between the leaves.
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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