Actual Size: 1.6-2.8mm

Characteristics: Honey brown to black. Listed as one of the top 100 most invasive species in the world.

Behavior:

  • Argentine ants are prolific breeders, and have become a major household and garden nuisance.
  • They are extremely invasive, and when introduced to a new location, Argentine ants will displace native ant species with a “super colony“.
  • They are classified as Scavenger / Predators, and eat a wide variety of food.
  • Argentine ants will establish shallow nests anywhere close to a food source.
  • They can fit into very small cracks, and have been known to set up nests in unusual places, including human belongings left around a building.