Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Golden Backed Ant (Camponotus sericeus)

Golden Backed Ant
(Camponotus sericeus)
The golden part is really shiny. In this species the major workers measure around 8-10 mm, median 5-7 mm.

On mountains they build chimney like nests to prevent water from rushing in, on flat lands the nest openings are on level with ground layer.

In evergreen forest they nest in soil under leaf litter.

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