Blind Crypt Ants

Official Name

Ponera

Size

1 to 4 mm

Color

Medium to Rather Dark Brown

Geographical Location

Found in Temperate Regions of Eurasia and Eastern North America.

Common Household Location

Lawn, Garden, Pantry and Kitchen.

Identifying Characteristics

  • Workers are very small to small in size (1–4 mm).
  • Queen are similar to workers but winged.

Official Name

Ponera

Size

1 to 4 mm

Color

Medium to Rather Dark Brown

Geographical Location

Found in Temperate Regions of Eurasia and Eastern North America.

Common Household Location

Lawn, Garden, Pantry and Kitchen.

Identifying Characteristics

  • Workers are very small to small in size (1–4 mm).
  • Queen are similar to workers but winged.

Notes

Ponera is a genus of small, cryptic ponerine ants whose diversity is centered in the Indo-Australian region. A few species of these soil- and rotting-wood nesting ants are found in the temperate regions of Eurasia and eastern North America, including the common P. pennsylvanica pictured below