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Species Nylanderia flavipes

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Formicinae
Tribe Lasiini
Genus Nylanderia (Crazy Ants)
Species flavipes (Nylanderia flavipes)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paratrechina (Nylanderia) flavipes
Explanation of Names
Author: F. Smith, 1874.
Size
Worker around 2 - 2.5 mm.
Habitat
It nests in leaf litter, rotting wood, and in the soil of grasslands and forests.
Food
It feeds on plant nectar and small dead animals.
Remarks
An Asian species increasingly common from NJ to DC to NE Ohio.