Sunday, May 30, 2010
Insect Info - 10.9 Weaver Ant
this is new idea I have, starting now I will trying my best to share the info of the bugs here with help of some sites and my experience ....
details of this Weaver Ant
Order Hymenoptera --> genus Oecophylla --> family Formicidae --> subfamily Formicinae --> Oecophylla smaragdina
膜翅目 --> 蟻科 --> 蚁亚科 --> 织巢蚁属 --> 黄猄蚁
The weaver ants belong to the ant genus Oecophylla (subfamily Formicinae) which contains two closely related living species: O. longinoda found in Sub-Saharan Africa and O. smaragdina found in southern India, southeast Asia, and Australia.
Weaver ants are obligately arboreal and are known for their unique nest building behaviour where workers construct nests by weaving together leaves using larval silk. Colonies can be extremely large consisting of more than a hundred nests spanning numerous trees and contain more than half a million workers. Like many other ant species, weaver ants prey on small insects and supplement their diet with carbohydrate-rich honeydew excreted by small insects (Hemiptera) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weaver_ant]
This weaver ant queen was not move at all while I see it, as it seem like it trying to protect her eggs.
1. what - Weaver Ant queen
2. where - leaf @ garden
3. How - easy as it not really move while with egg
4. size - 8-14mm