Wednesday, February 2, 2011

King and Queen Weaver Ants 1st Feb 2011

The trees by the shore were swarming with these flying insects. I have never seen them before. Their bodies were greenish and about 2-3cm long.

Dad took one look at the winged insect and said " This is a Queen or King Kerengga (Weaver Ant). They are green. There must be a nest nearby. Once they find a suitable location for a new nest, they will rub off their wings."
It certainly is convenient having my encyclopedic hubby around :)

The boys found the flying weaver ants very interesting and spent more than an hour observing them.

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