Dolichoderus thoracicus.


Common name: 'The Durian Ant.'
    This is a small black / grey ant that accepts multiple queens back into the colony forming vast mega colonies.
    They are an arboreal species that construct nests between leaves / under bark or in hollow bamboos. There nests are reinforced with chewed up plant debris forming a carton like layer which helps bind the leaves together.
    The workers are 2-3 mm in size and queens slightly larger at 4mm. Once established colonies will continue to accept new queens and will increase in size to form large super colonies.
    This species is equipped with a potent chemical defense and attacks all other species within its territory driving them away. With its chemical defense and by sheer force of numbers it will defeat species much larger than itself.