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Predatory Weaver Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) attack a live Leopard Lacewing (Cethosia cyane) butterfly on an orchid and carry it off to a nest, where it will be torn apart and used to feed ant larvae. The larvae of these ants are used for food and medicine by the local people. (Cambodia)
Keywords:
  • Weaver ant
  • Oecophylla smaragdina
  • Green ant
  • green tree ant
  • orange gaster
  • Oecophylla
  • Formicidae
  • Vespoidea
  • Hymenoptera
  • Leopard Lacewing
  • Cethosia cyane
  • Cethosia
  • lacewing
  • Heliconiinae
  • heliconian
  • longwing
  • Nymphalidae
  • butterfly
  • Papilionoidea
  • swallowtail butterfly
  • Lepidoptera
  • Insecta
  • Arthropoda
  • Animal
  • ants
  • predation
  • orchid
  • devour
  • attacking
  • killing
  • insects as food
  • butterfly garden
  • Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre
  • Angkor Butterfly Center
  • Banteay Srey Butterfly Center
  • Banteay Srey Butterfly Farm
  • butterfly center
  • butterfly farming
  • Siem Reap Butterfly Garden
  • Banteay Srey
  • Siem Reap
  • Cambodia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Asia

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Predatory Weaver Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) attack a live Leopard Lacewing (Cethosia cyane) butterfly on an orchid and carry it off to a nest, where it will be torn apart and used to feed ant larvae. The larvae of these ants are used for food and medicine by the local people. (Cambodia)

Filename: RD-120207187.tif
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Location: Cambodia
Credit: Rich Wagner | WildNaturePhotos
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