Camponotus irritans

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Common name: 'The Golden Sugar Ant'

    This species is slightly larger than C. auriventris and is mostly active at night. The workers are an attractive light golden brown color. There is also have a large major caste that is darker in color and has a black head.
    The new queens are quite aggressive and found colonies alone. They prefer to nest in old wood which is easy to carve out, but will also utilize other sites such as hollow bamboo, crevices between bricks and even old hosepipes.
    They take a wide range of food, but are particularly fond of honeydew, and at night will form trails up into trees to tend and defend their herds of plant suckers.

    Summery: A very easy species to keep, which responds well in captivity.