Colobopsis mississippiensis
  • Colobopsis mississippiensis

    Gatekeeper Ants

    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


      Subfamily: Formicinae

      Species Tribe: Camponotini


      Coloration/Hue: Black with red hues

      Nuptial Flight (TOY): May - June

      Nuptial Flight (TOD): Night


      Polymorphic: Yes

      Polygynous: No

      Polydomous: No