Today I want to write about a little ant that I’ve seen a lot during my holiday in Port Douglas.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These cute little ants grow up to 1 cm long. They have two different kinds of workers and each colony can have more than one queen.
- Green tree ants can often be seen in long trails. They have a painful bite and can squirt acid from their abdomen. They hunt a wide range of insects, often much larger than themselves.
- They also milk some species of caterpillars for a sweet secretion.
- They are also known as weaver ants as they have the ability to weave leaves together to build their nests. To do so, they squeeze their larvae, which produce a silk which holds the leaves in place.
- Green tree ants are found in the forests of northern Australia and throughout south east Asia. In Australia, they are green, but in Asia, they are red.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about green tree ants?