Green Ants in the Leaves

A unique species of ant, the weaver ant (also known as the green ant) makes its home in the trees. They don’t make their home just inside the tree, however; they make their home out of the leaves of the tree. Their nest can range from a single branch of a tree to making multiple nests across the entire tree. To do that, they require many ants in order to hold together the leaves they require. Because leaves are quite tough for weaver ants to bend, a tremendous amount of force is put on the bodies of each ant. Finally, using the larvae, the ants glue the leaves together using the silk which the larvae produce. These ants are omnivorous, like most ant species are, consuming nectar produced by some arthropods and keeping the number of pest insects low.

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