Big Headed Ants
Big-headed ants are light brown to dark reddish brown in color. Major workers heads are very large in proportion to their bodies.
Range from 1/16-inch to 1/8-inch in length.
Big-headed ants trail readily, but usually not far from their nest. Their foraging trails are sometimes covered with soil, resembling subterranean termite foraging tubes.
Big-headed ants form super (1,000-10,000) colonies. They prefer seeds and insects, but will occasionally feed on honeydew from sap-sucking insects. Inside they forage for meats, grease, liver, molasses, peanut butter, pet foods, and fruit juices; preferring high-protein foods.
Big-headed ants get their name because of their disproportionately large head.
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