A green ant .

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M R Padmaraju Veteran Member • Posts: 3,390
A green ant .
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Friends , found a green ant in my garden , for the first time . It is large in size and colorful . Happy to share with you .

mrp .

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Re: A green ant .

Interesting! Never seen a green ant before.

Thanks for sharing!

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OP M R Padmaraju Veteran Member • Posts: 3,390
Re: A green ant .

Thank you , Ben . It is ditto with me too .

Regards ,

mrp .

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Re: A green ant .

Nice shot. We're also using a K-500 and have it found it to have really nice resolution and detail. Nice going.

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Re: A green ant .

never seen one so thanks for sharing

only ant colors i see are black and red

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henryk1 Contributing Member • Posts: 961
Re: A green ant .

Lovely! What lens did you use?

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Oecophylla smaragdina - Queen [nt]

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ozdean
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Re: A green ant .

But you would have felt one Ben!

Nice macro MRP

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OP M R Padmaraju Veteran Member • Posts: 3,390
Re: A green ant .

Thank you Don . K-500 is quite capable of delivering goodies .

Regards ,

mrp.

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KentG Veteran Member • Posts: 4,500
Re: A green ant .

That looks like a Weaver Ant queen. I am assuming you live in either India or SE Asia where they tend to live. They build silk nests of which several on nearby trees will be the same colony of up to a million workers total. In some areas they are encouraged by farmers to live in their area to control crop pests. They tend to be highly aggressive. I remember a colony in the Philippines I was studying and they have excellent eyesight and followed me with their eyes as I moved around their tree. Unlike many ants they have several active queens.

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OP M R Padmaraju Veteran Member • Posts: 3,390
Re: A green ant .

Thank you Henry . The lens is Sigma 90 mm 2.8 Macro .

Regards ,

mrp.

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Re: A green ant .

Thank you Dean.

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KentG Veteran Member • Posts: 4,500
Re: Oecophylla smaragdina - Queen [nt]

Yes, that is the correct species.

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OP M R Padmaraju Veteran Member • Posts: 3,390
Re: A green ant .

Thank you Kent G . Thank you for the info too . In fact I saw that ant for the first time and feeling lucky . I live in Bangalore , India .

Regards ,

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Re: Oecophylla smaragdina - Queen [nt]

Thank you , Conjure for the ID .

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Using a green filter? No this is great! (NT)
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Re: A green ant .

That's a great looking guest you had!  Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Using a green filter? No this is great! (NT)

Thank you , Betwert and Joey . No filters .

Regards ,

mrp .

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