Oecophylla smaragdina (common names include weaver ant, green ant, green tree ant, and orange gaster) is a species of arboreal ant found in Asia and Australia. They make nests in trees made of leaves stitched together using the silk produced by their larvae.
A Queen of Oecophylla smaragdina that has shed its wings
Weaver ants feeding on a dead African giant snail
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