Ants from Malaysia

My husband is in Malaysia right now. Does he send photos of beaches? No.

He sends

photographs he knows will really make me jealous, like


photographs of weaver ants, Oecophylla smaragdina.


I’m not sure of this black one. Ectomomyrmex perhaps?

He says he’s taken some videos, too. Can’t wait to see what else he finds.

Update:  My husband reports that the weaver ants were visiting lights at night, catching other insects drawn to them. I’ve seen spiders. praying mantids, etc. doing this, but not ants.

Have you ever seen ants visiting lights at night?

5 Replies to “Ants from Malaysia”

  1. wait lady can i ask where exactly is this photo taken?
    like where in malaysia have this weaver ants build their nest on?
    i mean if i were search the entire malaysia the odds of finding this particular ants
    is worse than the odds of finding a toothpick in haystack
    it’s like finding a single ant trail in the desert of arizona

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