Scientific name: Camponotus sanctus
The ant Camponotus sanctus is an endemic species of the island of Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea. Also in countries like Greece or Türkiye
Workers of Camponotus sanctus measure between 4 and 7 mm in length, while queens can reach up to 10 mm. Their body is shiny black, and the antennae and legs are of a lighter tone. This species presents sexual dimorphism, which means that queens are larger than workers and have wings.
Camponotus sanctus is a diurnal species that inhabits forests and shrubs. These ants are primarily herbivorous, feeding on the honeydew secretion of aphids and other insects that feed on plant sap. They can also feed on small invertebrates.