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Banded Sugar Ant - Camponotus consobrinus

Subfamily Formicinae

This page contains pictures and information about Banded Sugar Ants that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Length 10mm
Banded Sugar Ant is probably the most familiar species of the Camponotus genus as they are a common sight in many suburban areas in Brisbane. 
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As their name imply, they likes sugar, but they are also attracted to any sweet food. They are omnivores and can be seen foraging on  ground in bush as well as suburban area. 
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1. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p290.
2. Australian Camponotus -, 2005.
3.Camponotus consobrinus - Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO, 2005.
4. What wasp is that? - An interactive identification guide to the Australasian families of Hymenoptera, 2007 

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Fire Ants - We are suffering the Fire Ants problem. 
The Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta, is a serious new pest which has been detected in Brisbane, Queensland. 
They can be the greatest ecological threat to Australia. More information please visit our Government Fire Ants web site.

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Last updated: April 10, 2010.