Weaver Ants belong to the Formicidae family of insects (they have high concentration of formic acid in their venom). These ants are special since they live on trees and build their nests by stitching leaves together using larval silk.
A weaver ant on a leaf.
A group of weaver ants at work, stitching the leaves together. One of the workers can be seen carrying a larvae to the nest.
"The FOLD" - A leaf folded and stitched by these small wonder workers.
Ants often communicate with each other using pheromones, sound vibrations and touch!
"The Fallen" - Ants are known to carry and help injured ants back to their nest. One can see an ant carrying another.
"Delicate Balance" - A weaver ant seen moving from one leaf to another.
Thanks for reading our story! All photographs shot on Nikon D80 with Sigma 70-300 APO macro lens.