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Camponotus sericeus

Added on: 11/2/2006
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This is a diurnal, conspicuous golden colored Camponotus species. It will be commonly called as Golden ant due to their golden pubescence on the gaster. Likes very sunny places, will forage alone or in small groups, will direct workers in tandem movement to food source or new nest.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Color: black with golden abdomen
  • Characteristics: haired abdomen, monogyne
  • Size: Queen about 11 - 13 mm
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No (see climate)
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Nest building: Soil nests
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy
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Small colony - Currently not available
With 10 - 20 workers