Oecophylla - Alex Wild Photography
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Oecophylla smaragdina, the green tree ant of northern Australia, is a type of weaver ant.  These ants construct nests by tying living tree leaves together using silk produced by their larvae.  This is a small nest, only one of several occupied by this colony, formed by folding a leaf back on itself. 

Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia

Oecophylla smaragdina, the green tree ant of northern Australia, is a type of weaver ant. These ants construct nests by tying living tree leaves together using silk produced by their larvae. This is a small nest, only one of several occupied by this colony, formed by folding a leaf back on itself. Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia

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