Queen Green Tree Ant from Singapore

Subject: What is this from Singapore?
Location: Singapore
March 18, 2014 10:19 pm
I’m looking to identify what the pictured bug/insect/bee is. is it harmful?
This was taken today in Singapore (currently 90 degrees, 70 percent humidity with heavy rain the last few days.).Sorry this is the only picture I have!
Signature: Lindsay

Queen Green Ant
Queen Green Tree Ant

Hi Lindsay,
This looks to us like a Queen Green Tree Ant or Queen Green Weaver Ant,
Oecophylla smaragdina, a species found in Australia and Indonesia.  We located some matching images on Green Path.  Your individual will soon lose her wings, and if she mated, she will begin a new colony.  Here is an image on FlickR, and just last week, we posted a photo of a Green Weaver Ant Queen just beginning to lay eggs.

Hey Daniel,
Thanks so much for the prompt reply! Man you guys are quick! 🙂 thank you.
Cheers,
Lindsay

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