Oecophylla smaragdina

Oecophylla smaragdina
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Queen ant

Queen ant
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Formicidae
Genus:Oecophylla
Species:O. smaragdina
Binomial name
Oecophylla smaragdina
Fabricius, 1775


Oecophylla smaragdina (common names include weaver ant, green ant, green tree ant , ass bumper ant ,and orange gaster) is a species of arboreal ant found in Asia and Australia. They make nests in trees made of leaves stitched together using the silk produced by their larvae.

The green ants are bush tucker for local aborigines. The abdomen of the ant is a source of nutrition, rich in Vitamin C, producing a sweet taste when put on the tongue.

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Weaver ant nest on a Mango tree.
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Arthropoda
Latreille, 1829

Subphyla and Classes
  • Subphylum Trilobitomorpha
  • Trilobita - trilobites (extinct)
  • Subphylum Chelicerata

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Insecta
Linnaeus, 1758

Orders
Subclass Apterygota
* Archaeognatha (bristletails)
* Thysanura (silverfish)
Subclass Pterygota
* Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic)

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Hymenoptera
Linnaeus, 1758

Suborders

Apocrita
Symphyta

Hymenoptera is one of the larger orders of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants.
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Formicidae
Latreille, 1809

Subfamilies
  • Aenictogitoninae
  • Agroecomyrmecinae
  • Amblyoponinae (incl. "Apomyrminae")
  • Aneuretinae
  • Cerapachyinae
  • Dolichoderinae
  • Ecitoninae (incl.

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Oecophylla

A weaver ant in combat attitude, Pamalican, Philippines.


Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda
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binomial nomenclature is the formal system of naming species. The system is also called binominal nomenclature (particularly in zoological circles), binary nomenclature (particularly in botanical circles), or the binomial classification system.
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Johan Christian Fabricius (January 7, 1745 - March 3, 1808) was a Danish entomologist and economist.

Fabricius was born at Tønder in South Jutland. He studied at the gymnasium at Altona and entered the University of Copenhagen in 1762.
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tree is a perennial woody plant. It is sometimes defined as a woody plant that attains diameter of 10 cm (30 cm girth) or more at breast height (130 cm above ground).
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Formicidae
Latreille, 1809

Subfamilies
  • Aenictogitoninae
  • Agroecomyrmecinae
  • Amblyoponinae (incl. "Apomyrminae")
  • Aneuretinae
  • Cerapachyinae
  • Dolichoderinae
  • Ecitoninae (incl.

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Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent. It covers 8.6% of the Earth's total surface area (or 29.4% of its land area) and, with almost 4 billion people, it contains more than 60% of the world's current human population.
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Advance Australia Fair [1]


Capital Canberra

Largest city Sydney
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larva (Latin; plural larvae) is a juvenile form of animal with indirect development, undergoing metamorphosis (for example, insects or amphibians).

The larva can look completely different from the adult form, for example, a caterpillar differs from a butterfly.
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The word Bushfood refers to any food native to Australia and used as sustenance by the original inhabitants, the Australian Aborigines, although it is sometimes used with the specific connotation of "food found in the Outback while living on the land".
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Nutrition is a science that examines the relationship between diet and health. Dietitians are health professionals who specialize in this area of study, and are trained to provide safe, evidence-based dietary advice and interventions.
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Vitamin C or L -ascorbate is an essential nutrient for higher primates, and a small number of other species. The presence of ascorbate is required for a range of essential metabolic reactions in all animals and in plants and is made internally by almost all organisms,
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