The Winter Ant

Official Name

Prenolepis

Size

1.5 to 3.2mm

Color

Brown to Light Brown

Geographical Location

Found In North America, Southern Europe, Anatolia, Cuba, Haiti, and West Africa`

Common Household Location

Lawn, Garden and Kitchen

Identifying Characteristics

  • Workers 0.1-0.14 in.
  • Queen 0.32 in
  • Males 0.11-0.15 in

Official Name

Prenolepis

Size

1.5 to 3.2mm

Color

Brown to Light Brown

Geographical Location

Found In North America, Southern Europe, Anatolia, Cuba, Haiti, and West Africa`

Common Household Location

Lawn, Garden and Kitchen

Identifying Characteristics

  • Workers 0.1-0.14 in.
  • Queen 0.32 in
  • Males 0.11-0.15 in

Notes

Prenolepis is a small genus of Asian and North American formicine ants. The single North American species, P. imparis, is common in natural and urban settings across the continent. It is sometimes called the “winter ant” because it can forage at temperatures close to freezing.