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Cataglyphis nodus

Added on: 3/23/2010
Article number: cano0001
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This is the largest Cataglyphis throughout Europe which is distributed from Asia minor to Central Europe.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Distribution: Asia minor, Southern to Central Europe
  • Color: red with black abdomen
  • Characteristics: monogyne, polymorph
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects and other small animals
  • Hibernation: Yes (slight)
  • Temperature: 20 - 35 °C (summer, outside the nest)
  • Nest building: Build their nest deep in soil, creates calderas, also under stones
  • Planting: steppe like
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Large colony - Currently not available
With 100 - 200 workers
Colony (red) - Currently not available
With 25 - 50 workers. Extra ordinary red colored Queen.
Small colony - Currently not available
With 30 - 40 workers