Green Tree Ant

Weaver ant from Daintree forest


I saw many of these industrious and co-operative Green tree ants in the Daintree forests. It was another day I had only my iPhone on me! In the picture below you can see them carrying off part of a beetle, or some other insect carapace. I watched two of them having quite a conversation about something. There are spiders that mimic them too. (See Ant Mimics, Alex Wild)

Do you want Green Tree Ants on your pants, or somewhere else?

PS: smarag = emerald (as in Oecophylla smaragdina)


 




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