Myrmecia fulvipes


Diese Art lebt in feuchteren Habitaten, von Grasflächen über Buschland bis zu lichten Wäldern. Auch in Gärten kommt diese Art vor. Ihre Nester befinden sich auch oft entlang von Wegen und Straßen.

A common species of wetter habitats, like forests, heathlands, grass- and bushlands, partly in gardens and parks.



Subfamily: Myrmeciinae

Tribe: Myrmeciini

Genus: Myrmecia

Fabricius, 1804

Species: Myrmecia fulvipes (Roger, 1861)

General information

Description: Black, red legs,gaster golden

Worker length: 10 – 12 mm

Queen length: 15 mm

Colony: Monogyne

Colony founding: Semiclaustral

Nest: In soil and under stones

Nest size: Small

Lifespan (colony): Unknown

Hibernation: At low temperatures, no brood present during hibernation

Activity pattern: Crepuscular and nocturnal

Care requirements

Climate: Subtropical

Temperature: Summer 24 – 26 °C, winter 15 - 20 °C

Humidity: 50 - 60 %

Arena: Dry to slightly moist

Nest: Maintain a damp and a dry end

Food: Sugar solutions, small insects and spiders

Enclosure: Small glass tank or terrarium

Substrate: Sand or loamy sand

Enclosure fit-out: Leaf litter, branches or roots, rocks, bark, vegetation optional, water- and sugar solution bowls




Lebensraum /Natural habitat

Lebensweise/Habits and biology

Myrmecia fulvipes sind dämmerungsaktiv. Sie suchen am Boden und Vegetation nach Nahrung. Eine der kleineren Bull Ants.

Es sind aggressive Ameisen die sofort ihr Nest verteidigen.

Myrmecia fulvipes are crepuscular. Workers will search actively for food on the ground and on vegetation. It is one of the smaller bull ants.

They are aggressive and will defend their nest.