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Oecophylla smaragdina

Oecophylla smaragdina

A colony of green tree ants has woven several leaves together to guard their arboreal herd of honeydew-producing scale insects. The great number of guard ants is present because the photographer breathed on the nest. Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

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