Monomorium floricola

Monomorium floricola

Image of Monomorium floricola

(Singapore ants)

SUBFAMILY

Myrmicinae

Species

Monomorium floricola

Common name

Singapore ants

Main colour

Dark brown and black

Size

About 2 mm long

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

These tiny ants are often seen in houses where they forage for food scraps, and they can penetrate into food packets. Their colonies are highly mobile and they are chiefly spread around the world by humans. We are not actually sure where they came from originally. Figured are specimens seen at Paluma, photo courtesy of Alex Wild, http://www.myrmecos.net/ants/