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The sugar ant (Camponotus consobrinus)—also known as the banded sugar ant—is a relatively large ant,  
identifiable by their orange-brown bodies, black head and mandibles. The sugar ants' name comes from their
liking for sugar. Contrary to their name, the sugar ant does not primarily feed on sugary foods. Sugar ants are in
fact omnivores, collecting nectar and other liquid secretions from plants, honeydew from aphids and other plant-
eating invertebrates such as caterpillars. Sugar ants also feed on other insects or any other animal they can
forage. Most of their meat comes from scavenging dead animals. They are commonly referred to as pests and
produce painful bites.
Sugar ants are one of the largest groups of ants species
varying in shape, size and color. Worker ants vary from 5 to
15 millimetres (0.20 to 0.59 in), depending on location and
species. Their bodies are of a brownish-orange color, and
have relatively large black heads, with protruding mandibles.
A soldier ant is easily noticed by its fairly large body and
mandibles compared to workers.

The sugar ant is commonly found in urban areas, forests and
woodlands. Nests are commonly found in a variety of
different sites ranging from holes in wood to the roots of
plants, in twigs of trees and shrubs, between rocks or in the
soil. In soil, sugar ant nests are easily recognised by the
large dirt grain hill constructed surrounding the hole.
Sugar ants rebuild their nest entrance following rain.

Sugar ants are mostly nocturnal and workers can often be
seen heading out at dusk in marked trails to storage food.
They can also be seen during the day, but are more active
during the night. They are more active during the warmer
seasons, especially during summer (December-February).
During winter, they are of a low profile.

When provoked, sugar ants will lift up their abdomen and
use their large mandibles to fend off an attacker. If further
provoked, the sugar ant (depending on species) can defend
itself by spraying acid from their abdomens to deter
predators. If the nest, however, is attacked; hundreds of ants
will attack in force. Unlike some other ants, Sugar Ants do
not contain stings.

During late spring to early autumn, the queen sugar ant will
produce eggs that hatch into 'new queens' and males (alates).
These alates (winged royal ants) are completely black (with
some variations between species), compared to the
orange-coloured workers. During late autumn, hundreds to
thousands of alates will mate in the air; with hundreds of
workers keeping guard on the ground.
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