ANT IDENTIFICATION

Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) feed

ARGENTINE ANT

Scientific Name: Linepithema humile

General Size: 2mm to 3mm long
Look for these Colors: Light to dark brown

CARPENTER ANT

Scientific Name: Camponotus

General Size: Adults vary in length (polymorphic) Up to 1 inch
Minor worker: ¼ inch (6 mm) 
Major worker: ½ inch (12 mm)

Appearance: Commonly black

Build nests inside wood consisting of galleries

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FIELD ANT

Scientific Name: Formica subsericea

General Size: 1/8th of an inch
Look for these Colors: Yellowish brown to dark brown
Field ants typically make their nests as mounds in soil

ODOROUS HOUSE ANT

Scientific Name: Tapinoma sessile

General Size: Workers are 1/16 to 1/8 inch (2.4-3.3 mm)
Look for these Colors: uniform in color from brown to black

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PAVEMENT ANT

Scientific Name: Tetramorium caespitum

General Size: 1/10 to 1/8 inch (2-3mm)
Look for these Colors: Brown to black

PHARAOH ANT

Scientific Name: Monomorium pharaonis

General Size: 1/12 to 1/16 inch long
Look for these Colors: Golden yellow to reddish-brown

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THIEF ANT

Scientific Name: Solenopsis molesta

General Size: Tiny, 1/32-inch long
Look for these Colors: Yellow to light brown with very small eyes

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