Pavement Ant

Official Name

Tetramorium

Size

2.5 - 4 mm

Color

Dark Brown to Nearly Black

Geographical Location

Afrotropical, Malagasy, Palaearctic, Oriental, and Indo-Australian regions.

Common Household Location

Home and Kitchen

Identifying Characteristics

  • "Antennal count for most species is 12 segments. There are a fair number of species with 11 segments and even a few with 10. Tetramorium is a diverse genus that has had many species organized into species groups."

Official Name

Tetramorium

Size

2.5 - 4 mm

Color

Dark Brown to Nearly Black

Geographical Location

Afrotropical, Malagasy, Palaearctic, Oriental, and Indo-Australian regions.

Common Household Location

Home and Kitchen

Identifying Characteristics

  • "Antennal count for most species is 12 segments. There are a fair number of species with 11 segments and even a few with 10. Tetramorium is a diverse genus that has had many species organized into species groups."

Notes

Workers of most species have a ridged clypeus, an appendaged stinger, mandibles with 3 or 4 teeth, and antennae with 11 or 12 segments or with 3-segmented clubs on the tips. The genus is divided into several species groups defined by various characters.