This is a thermophilous species with diurnal activity depending on the hours of flower nectar production. Its main food sources are nectar of flowers and, to a lesser extent, aphid honeydew. C. foreli does not defend these food sources; this unaggressive behaviour allows its coexistence in space and time with the other ants of the Barcelona region community that exploit the same resources. -from Authors
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1987|
Retana, J., Bosch, J., Alsina, A., & Cerda, X. (1987). Foraging ecology of the nectarivorous ant Camponotus foreli (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in a savanna-like grassland. Miscel.lania Zoologica, 11, 187-193.