Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Anapolepis
Family: Formicidae (Insecta/Hymenoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
custodiens
NOTES

Large social ants which nest underground. They form extensive colonies and run in distinct trails across the ground.


AUTHORITY
(F.Smith, 1858)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: Winged males and females are produced sporadically. Workers are wingless
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Large pugnacious ant
Ant
Habitat
NOTES: Often builds nests in roadways
HABITAT NAME: Veld
NOTES: Frequent in roadways and parking areas
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Toxicity
Bites painful due to large quantity of formic acid
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Camponotus hendecarthrus
Formica berthoudi



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