Little Black Ant Worker

Little Black Ant

Very small in size and jet-black coloration. Found especially in the eastern half of the U.S. and the southern half of California.

  • Common Name: Little Black Ant
  • Scentific Name: Monomorium minimum (Buckley)
  • Class/Order/Family: Insecta/Hymenoptera/Formicidea
  • Metamorphosis: Complete
  • Size


    Workers monomorphic, about 1/16" long. Queens about twice as long.

  • Color


    Dark brown to black, typically black.

  • Biology


    Winged reproductives appear from June to August.

  • Habit


    They feed on grease, oil, meats, fruits, vegetable materials such as corn meal and sweets.

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