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Camponotus lateralis

Added on: 11/17/2008
Article number: cala0001
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This is a small Camponotus species which can be found in Southern Europe in arid and shady regions, mostly in soil under stones or in rotten wood. A very specific character of this species is that larger worker acts as "honeypot".

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Southern Europe
  • Color: red brown with dark brown gaster
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Climate: Mediteranian (dry)
  • Nest building: Often soil nests under stones, but also rotten wood
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Difficulty: easy


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Colony - Currently not available
With approx. 40 workers