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Crematogaster scutellaris

Added on: 6/17/2008
Article number: crsc0001

This is a beautiful colored red-black colored ants species of Southern Europe. This species often forage on long street to their feeding lots. On excitement they raises the gaster upwards similar to a scorpion to defend their attackers with their defense secretion.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae
  • Distribution: Southern Europe
  • Color: shiny black with red head
  • Size: Queen 7 -9 mm
  • Nest building: Nests in death wood of trees.
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects
  • Soil condition: any, wood nests
  • Level: easy
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Small colony - Currently not available
With 5-10 workers (2018)
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10 - 20 workers (2013)
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ca 200workers