Oecophylla - Alex Wild Photography
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This ant nest- crafted from living leaves in an African forest- is held together by silk spun by the larvae. This unusual nesting habit has earned these insects (Oecophylla longinoda) the common names 'weaver ant' and 'tailor ant.'

St. Lucia, KZN, South Africa

This ant nest- crafted from living leaves in an African forest- is held together by silk spun by the larvae. This unusual nesting habit has earned these insects (Oecophylla longinoda) the common names 'weaver ant' and 'tailor ant.' St. Lucia, KZN, South Africa

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