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  Weaver Ants building a nest

 

Thailand

Weaver Ants at work constructing a fresh nest. First, they pull the ends and edges of tree leaves together using their legs and mandibles, often with workers forming living bridges between the ends, until they are attached. Whilst holding this position other worker ants then sew or weave the leaves together by pressing their silk-producing larvae against the edges in alternation, using the sticky larval silk as a glue. See also List of Thai Insect Names.

See also WILDLIFE PICTURES and WATCH VIDEOS (1), (2) and (3).