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Odontomachus hastatus

Added on: 5/23/2008
Article number: odha0001
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Very nice colored Odontomachus that commonly nests in the crow of trees between epiphytes. This species creates artistic nests in shape of a large sphere which is padded with moss and other small plant matter.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: Southern America
  • Hibernation: No
  • Color: yellow-brown
  • Nutrition: Sugar water and insects
  • Temperature: 24 - 28 °C
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Nest building: Soil nests and rotten wood
  • Keeping level: easy
  • Dangers: can sting
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Young colony - Currently not available
5 - 10 workers