Sugar Ant

Camponotus Spp.

Appearance

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  • This species vary greatly in shape, size and colour
  • Range from 2.5 to 15 mm, and are some of the most often seen ants due to their size and often bright in colouring

Lifecycle

  • The ant’s life cycle passes through egg, larva, pupa and adult phases

Habits

  • Often nests in a variety of sites ranging from holes in wood to the roots of plants, twigs of trees and shrubs, between rocks or in the soil
  • They can also be seen during the day however, they are most active at night
  • They are unable to sting, but they do possess strong mandibles which can bite. In self-defense these ants are also able to spray acid from their abdomens to deter predators
  • They feed on dead and lives insects, household waste and are attracted by sweet food
  • They rarely enter houses

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