Scientific name: Camponotus festinus
Taxonomic classification: Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Arthropoda, Class Insecta, Order Hymenoptera, Family Formicidae, Subfamily Formicinae, Genus Camponotus.
Geographical distribution: Camponotus festinus is primarily found in Asia, including countries such as China, Japan, and Korea, as well as in some parts of Europe.
Physical characteristics: Camponotus festinus is a medium-sized ant, with worker ants measuring approximately 6 to 9 mm in length. They have a robust body and their color varies from black to dark brown. The workers have a relatively large head compared to the rest of the body, long antennae, and strong mandibles.
Behavior: These ants are primarily diurnal and are known for their active and exploratory behavior. They build their nests in the ground and in wood cavities. They are omnivorous and feed on a variety of sources, including nectar, dead insects, and plant secretions.
Conservation status: There is no specific information available regarding the conservation status of this species.
Additional notes: Camponotus festinus is a species found in both Asia and some parts of Europe. It is important to highlight its role in the ecosystems where it inhabits and its characteristic behavior in nest construction and foraging activities.