Crematogaster cerasi
  • Crematogaster cerasi

    Acrobat Ants

    Crematogaster cerasi earns its name from the Ancient Greek word κερασός (kerasós), meaning "cherry", referring to its deep-red head and thorax and, incidentally, its preference for nesting in cherry trees. Although named after its coloration, it was later discovered that while many populations are indeed cherry-red, C. cerasi workers range anywhere from a light orange to a shiny, jet black.

    • Worker Size: 3.5 - 4 mm

      Queen Size: 8 -9 mm


      Subfamily: Myrmicinae

      Species Tribe: Crematogastrini


      Coloration/Hue: Orange - Jet Black

      Nuptial Flight (TOY): September - October

      Nuptial Flight (TOD): Morning - Afternoon


      Polymorphic: No

      Polygynous: No

      Polydomous: Yes