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Acrobat Ant

Their name is descriptive of the ant’s habit of raising its body over its head, like an acrobat, especially when disturbed.

  • Common Name: Acrobat Ant
  • Scentific Name: Crematogaster spp.
  • Class/Order/Family: Insecta/Hymenoptera/Formicidea
  • Metamorphosis: Complete
  • Size


    Workers monomorphic: about 1/16-1/8"; Queens: range up to 3/8"

  • Color


    Light brown to black, sometimes multicolored.

  • Biology


    Most structure-infesting species are described as nesting in moderate to large colonies.

  • Habit


    Acrobat ants nest in wood that is moist or decayed and under rocks. Workers enter structures by trailing along tree limbs and utility lines.

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