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  Banded Sugar Ant (Camponotus consobrinus)





Banded Sugar Ant | Camponotus consobrinus photo
Banded Sugar Ant

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Banded Sugar Ant | Camponotus consobrinus photo
Banded Sugar Ant

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



BANDED SUGAR ANT FACTS

Identification
The Banded Sugar Ant is orange-brown with a black head. The rear of the abdomen is black with two dull bands. They have strong mandibles and can give a painful bite.

Size
length 10mm

Habitat
bushland, woodland, suburban areas.

Food
Omnivores. Sugar, and other sweet food. Sugar ants collect secretions made by plant-eating insects, mainly aphids.

Breeding
Nests are found in holes in wood, roots of plants, between rocks, or in the soil. In soil, they leave a large dirt mound around the entrance hole.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Formicidae
Genus:Camponotus
Species:consobrinus
Common Name:Banded Sugar Ant