Although the most famous weaver ants are in the genus Oecophylla, many weaving species also occur in Polyrhachis. Here, a Polyrhachis (Cyrtomyrma) robsoni worker sits atop a nest fashioned from a rolled leaf. The leaf is bound by silk spun from the ants' larvae.
Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia
weaver antsPolyrhachisCyrtomyrmaant nestsilkguard ant