Hercules ant – Camponotus herculeanus – It builds nests in trees
Hercules ant – It is one of the largest ants in the world.
Workers reach 7 – 14 mm, males are approx. 12 mm, and queens up to 18 mm. They usually inhabit forests, especially wet areas near or directly in trees. Most often they choose spruces. They build a nest in trees by chewing out corridors and chambers along the rings of annual growths in the middle of the trunk. Thus doing significant damage to the tree.
Camponotus herculeanus lives practically everywhere in the higher regions, in Central and Northern Europe, also in the northern regions of Asia, and North America.