Pseudomyrmex gracilis

Pseudomyrmex gracilis
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Pseudomyrmex gracilis
Reference : PFOUR-001
Latin name: Pseudomyrmex gracilis

Subfamily: Pseudomyrmicinae Tribes: Pseudomyrmecini

Breeding level: Experienced because the bite of this species is painful.

Geographical distribution: Southern United States

Habitat: tropical forests

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 11 - 13mm Color: Black to two-tone orange

Workers: Size: 9 - 10mm Color: Black to orange two-tone

Major: No

Male: Size: 9mm Color: Black to two-tone orange

Food: Honeydew and insects: like flies, mealworms, mosquitoes and small crickets; also fruits.

Humidity: Hunting area: 50 - 70% Nest: 50 - 70%

Temperature: Hunting area: 21 - 30 ° C Nest: 24-28 ° C

Hibernation: No

Nest type: Dead wood nests and hollow branches

Description: These ants resembling wasps move very quickly on branches and low vegetation. Here they hunt small insects and collect nectar from a variety of flowers. Pseudomyrmex gracilis is very aggressive and there are differences between different color variants.

Development: Intranidal mating

Foundation: Proceeds semi-claustrale (with food) Development: 55 days from the egg to the worker (depending on the temperature)

Size of the colony: A few hundred individuals, the queen can reach the age of 12 years.

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