ANT BEHAVIOR HABITAT

  1. Nests in moist wood.
    Sometimes use old termite habitat.
    Hollows out galleries in wood.

    Carpenter. Odorous House. Argentine.
    Crazy.
    Carpenter
  2. Prefers sweets, live/dead insects.
    Bone piles outside galleries.
    Night time foragers.
    Trails hundreds of feet for food and water.
    Not strong trail followers.

    Carpenter. Odorous House. Argentine.
    Crazy.
    Carpenter
  3. Construct shallow nests in soil under debris.
    Nest outdoors but can potentially move nest inside.
    Large colonies with multiple nests.
    May move nests often/abandon in winter.

    Carpenter. Odorous House. Argentine.
    Crazy.
    Odorous House
  4. Prefers sweets and people food.
    Good candidate for pre baiting.
    Bait all foraging trails found, workers don't get around.

    Carpenter. Odorous House. Argentine.
    Crazy.
    Odorous
  5. Aggressively territorial, especially against different colonies.

    Carpenter. Odorous House. Argentine.
    Crazy.
    Argentine
  6. Nests in dark and protected places
    Prefers sweets
    Strong trail followers

    Carpenter. Odorous House. Argentine.
    Crazy.
    Argentine
  7. Largest pest ant in North America

    Carpenter. Odorous House. Argentine.
    Crazy.
    Carpenter
  8. Nests in dry, wet, moist places
    Omnivores preferring sweets and live insects
    Poor trail followers
    Attracted to fuel/electricity

    Carpenter. Odorous House. Argentine.
    Crazy.
    Crazy
  9. Nests inside and out
    Prefers sweets, live and dead insects
    Strong trail followers

    Crazy. Ghost. White Footed. Field.
    Ghost
  10. Nests may be arboreal or on ground
    Decentralized nests
    Prefers sweets and will eat dead insects
    Queens look like workers

    Crazy. Ghost. White Footed. Field.
    White Footed
  11. Nest in soil and decaying wood
    Prefers honeydew, sweets, and insects
    Can bite and spray formic acid

    Crazy. Ghost. White Footed. Field.
    Field
  12. Nest in soil and decaying wood
    Prefers honeydew, sweets, and insects
    Can bite and spray formic acid

    Crazy. Ghost. White Footed. Field.
    Field
  13. Constructs large nests in sunny locations
    Prefers oils, proteins, and lesser extent sweets
    Highly aggressive
    Inject painful alkaloid venom
    Causes pustules

    RIFA. Pavement. Pharoah. Little Black.
    RIFA
  14. Nests under sidewalks, foundations, driveways
    Prefers honeydew, live/dead insects, plants
    Territorial


    RIFA. Pavement. Pharoah. Little Black.
    Pavement
  15. Nests in buildings
    Will eat almost anything
    Strong foragers and trail followers
    Sugar/urine ant


    RIFA. Pavement. Pharoah. Little Black.
    Pharoah
  16. Nests indoor/outdoor
    Omnivorous
    Ants inside often traced to outdoor nesting location
    May kill off small RIFA colonies

    RIFA. Pavement. Pharoah. Little Black.
    Little Black
  17. Nests in dead wood
    Can nest aerially

    Pavement. Pharoah. Little Black.
    Acrobat.
    Acrobat
  18. Prefers sweets and proteins
    Bone piles outside galleries
    Hold gaster over head when disturbed
    Pair of thoracic spines holds it in place
    Emits foul smelling liquid

    Pavement. Pharoah. Little Black.
    Acrobat.
    Acrobat
  19. Nests under in cover and in rotting wood
    Construct/take over mud tubes
    Prefers protein and sweets
    Some species transmit fowl tapeworm
    20-30 minor workers per soldier

    Little Black. Acrobat. Big Headed. Harvester.
    Big Headed
  20. Nests in exposed sandy soil and lawns
    May contribute to erosion
    Prefers seeds above all else
    Beard carries seeds and soil
    Painful stings
    Stinger left in victim
    May seriously harm animals

    Little Black. Acrobat. Big Headed. Harvester.
    Harvester
  21. Prefers seeds above all else
    Beard carries seeds and soil

    Little Black. Acrobat. Big Headed. Harvester.
    Harvester
  22. Painful stings
    Stinger left in victim
    May seriously harm animals

    Little Black. Acrobat. Big Headed. Harvester.
    Harvester
  23. Nests in exposed sandy soil and lawns
    May contribute to erosion

    Little Black. Acrobat. Big Headed. Harvester.
    Harvester
Author
ianquinto
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348204
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ANT BEHAVIOR HABITAT
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ANT BEHAVIOR HABITAT
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