Rover ants are dark brown to pale blond in color.
Range from 1/16-inch to 1/12-inch in length.
Rover ants may be seen excitedly running up and down vertical objects in yards, such as blades of grass, chairs, and fence posts. They are also normally seen with larger winged individuals. Rover ants are most often seen as dead, winged alates floating in pools in large numbers; their swollen bodies look striped.
Rover ants nest under stones in the soil or in rotting wood. They prefer honeydew obtained from sap-sucking insects on the roots of plants.
Female winged alates are three times larger than workers, and males are small enough to fit through mosquito screening.
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