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Odontomachus erythrocephalus

Added on: 10/22/2014
Article number: oder0001
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Odontomachus erythrocephalus is a remarkably colored species of trap-jaw ants nesting directly in soil or under objects like rotting wood. The red head and yellow legs are very prominent characteristics of this species besides it's highly aggressiv behavior.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Origin: Central America
  • Color: Red head, yellow legs and reddish brown body
  • Size: 10 - 14 mm
  • Dormant phase: None
  • Nutrition: Honey/sugar water and insects
  • Temperature: 22 - 26 °C
  • Nest building: Soil nests
  • Specifics: Able to sting

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Small colony - Currently not available
40 - 60 workers