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
Species Tribe: Crematogastrini
Coloration/Hue: Orange - Jet Black
Nuptial Flight (TOY): September - October
Nuptial Flight (TOD): Morning - Afternoon