Light brown to black with appendages lighter than rest of the body; parallel lines on head and thorax, 12-segmented antennae with a three-segmented club.
Adults grow up to 2.5-3mm long.
Pavement ants invade buildings while foraging for food, nests are outdoors under stones, along curbs or in cracks of pavement but can also nest indoors in walls and under floors.
Earned their name because they nest in cracks in driveways and footpaths, piling the resulting dirt in a mound on top; sting but not bite. They forage for food and set up trails to food sources from their nests, become a nuisance when large groups infest a kitchen or garden patio.
Feed on a wide variety of foods including live and dead insects, seeds and honeydew from aphids. They are opportunistic feeders that will ‘swarm’ on foods. Once inside your home, they will feed on meats, nuts, cheese, honey, breadcrumbs and grease.