Slender Ants

Official Name

Leptothorax

Size

3.7-5 mm

Color

Brown to Yellow

Geographical Location

Found in Nearctic Region: United States and Oriental Region: India, Palaearctic Region

Common Household Location

Home, Kitchen and Room

Identifying Characteristics

  • Worker {• Antennal segment count 11 • Antennal club 3 • Palp formula 5,3 • Total dental count 5-6 (6 usual) • Spur formula 0, 0000 • Sting present}
  • Male {• Antennal segment count 12 • Antennal club 0 • Palp formula 5,3 • Total dental count 0 • Spur formula 0, 0}

Official Name

Leptothorax

Size

3.7-5 mm

Color

Brown to Yellow

Geographical Location

Found in Nearctic Region: United States and Oriental Region: India, Palaearctic Region

Common Household Location

Home, Kitchen and Room

Identifying Characteristics

  • Worker {• Antennal segment count 11 • Antennal club 3 • Palp formula 5,3 • Total dental count 5-6 (6 usual) • Spur formula 0, 0000 • Sting present}
  • Male {• Antennal segment count 12 • Antennal club 0 • Palp formula 5,3 • Total dental count 0 • Spur formula 0, 0}

Notes

Leptothorax is a large genus of small ants with mainly Holarctic distribution. The genus is notable for its widespread social parasitism, i.e. they are dependent on the help of workers from other ant species during a part or the whole of their life cycles