Dracula Ants

Official Name

Stigmatomma

Size

6 mm

Color

Light Yellow-Brown

Geographical Location

Found in United States

Common Household Location

Kitchen, Floor and Room

Identifying Characteristics

  • Subterranean ants have elongate mandibles, poor vision, and a characteristic broad posterior attachment of the petiole. Many species are specialist predators of centipedes.

Official Name

Stigmatomma

Size

6 mm

Color

Light Yellow-Brown

Geographical Location

Found in United States

Common Household Location

Kitchen, Floor and Room

Identifying Characteristics

  • Subterranean ants have elongate mandibles, poor vision, and a characteristic broad posterior attachment of the petiole. Many species are specialist predators of centipedes.

Notes

Stigmatomma is an ancient group of predaceous ants found worldwide, sometimes called “dracula ants” for the adults’ habit of feeding on larval hemolymph. These subterranean ants have elongate mandibles, poor vision, and a characteristic broad posterior attachment of the petiole. Many species are specialist predators of centipedes.