Weaver ant – Oecophylla smaragdina
Weaver ant – Typical areas inhabited by these ants are the forest edges of Southeast Asia and Australia. They use tree leaves to build their nests. Workers hold the edges of one leaf with their jaw and the other with their legs.
The other ants then “stick” the leaves together, using the sticky discharge produced by the ant larvae. When combining the leaves, the ants hold the larva very gently between the jaws. At the same time, they carefully squeeze it, which causes this sticky substance to be released. Ants often live in symbiosis with caterpillars. They reach up to 10 mm in length.