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Green weaver ant (386) Print Fact Sheet

Relates to: Biocontrol


Common Name

Green weaver ant. It is also known as the green tree ant.

Scientific Name

Oecophylla smaragdina

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Antweb. (; and Weaver ant. Wikipedia. (; and Repelling fruit flies by weaver ants in oranges. Plantwise Factsheet for Farmers. Plantwise Knowledge Bank. (; and from Peng R, Christian K (2007).The effect of the weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), on the mango seed weevil, Sternochetus mangiferae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in mango orchards in the Northern Territory of Australia. International Journal of Pest Management, 53(1), 15-24. Photo 1 Muhammad Mahdi Karim Red weaver ant, Oecopylla smaragdina in Bagalore, India. (,_Oecophylla_smaragdina.jpg). Photos 2&3 Howard Ensign Evans, Colorado State University, Photo 4 Basile Morin Nest of Oecophylla smaragdina (weaver ants), made of green leaves welded together. (

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