Although originally discovered in Mississippi (hence the name), Colobopsis mississippiensis are arguably one of the most widespread and far-ranging species in the Colobopsis genus, but populations are by no means ubiquitous. In fact, not only is it a rare occasion to stumble upon a C. mississippiensis colony, but workers of this species are experts of camoflauge and frequently mistaken for Myrmentoma species-group Camponotus or Crematogaster.
Minor Worker Size: 4 - 4.5 mm
Major Worker Size: 6 mm
Queen Size: 9 mm
Species Tribe: Camponotini
Coloration/Hue: Black with red hues
Nuptial Flight (TOY): May - June
Nuptial Flight (TOD): Night