Oecophylla smaragdina - Green Tree Ant
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

Winter leaf drop reveals a number of old Oecophylla tree ant nests.  The ants have moved on, but the signs of their presence remain.  Tree ants are polydomous, so the nests likely all belonged to a single colony.

Australia, QLD, Cape York: Horne Creek, 23k N Coen. 23.viii.2004
13º43.828'S 143º11.972'E, 160m
Eucalyptus woodland edge with riparian forest.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60.