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Odontomachus chelifer

Added on: 10/22/2014
Article number: odch0001
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 Odontomachus chelifer is one of the world's largest Odontomachus species. Nests are usually created directly in the soil or between the roots of trees. In established colonies the metallic shimmering individuals appear slightly polymorph with obvious difference in size. Larger workers reach a size of more than 2 cm.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Origin: Central and South America
  • Color: Reddish brown with lighter legs and metallic shimmer
  • Size: 16 - 20 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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5 - 10 workers