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Camponotus sp. "Africa"

Added on: 05/12/13
Article number: casp0017

An evolutionary curiosity: This Camponotus mimics the physique of Tetraponera species living in the same habitat. Not only the body, even the nests and the extraordinary sense of sight this Formicinaes corresponds to the Tetraponera. Just like the Pseudomyrmecinaes it is primarily visually oriented and nests in hollow branches.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae
  • Distribution: Eastern Africa
  • Habitat: Veld and semidesert
  • Color: orange/yellow
  • Nutrition: Honey-/sugarwater, insects, spiders, other small animals
  • Temperature: warm to hot, 24 - 34 °C
  • Nesting: hollow branchlets (elder, blackberry,  buddleia)
  • Planting: typical veld vegetation
  • Specifics: polymorph, noticeable cloring, good visual orientation
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