Scientific name: Cataulacus granulatus
Common name: Asian turtle ant
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Arthropoda
- Class: Insecta
- Order: Hymenoptera
- Family: Formicidae
- Genus: Cataulacus
- Species: C. granulatus
Geographic distribution: The Cataulacus granulatus ant can be found in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and parts of Asia, including countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, India, and China.
- Size: workers measure around 3-5 mm in length.
- Color: they are reddish-brown in color and have a shiny, smooth appearance.
- They have a slender, elongated body, with long, thin antennae and legs.
- They are arboreal ants and can be found building their nests on trees and bushes.
- They primarily feed on insect secretions and honeydew, and sometimes also small insects and arthropods.
- Colonies are relatively small, with a limited number of workers.
Conservation status: There is no information available on the conservation status of the Cataulacus granulatus ant.
Additional notes: The Cataulacus granulatus ant is an interesting species due to its arboreal behavior and its feeding on insect secretions.