These ants are found in open woodland, closed tropical woodland and some tropical forest fringe areas. The nest consists of bunches of green leaves matted or fused together. The leaves are usually a living part of the host tree or plant and the nests are often suspended some distance above ground level. Despite their common name the ants only have a green abdomen, the rest of the body structure being yellow or orange. The ants are easily disturbed and can drop onto an unwary intruder from overhead and surrounding foliage. They inflict a number of short painful bites using their . . .