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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Nylanderia flavipes

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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.
Worker around 2 - 2.5 mm.
It nests in leaf litter, rotting wood, and in the soil of grasslands and forests.
It feeds on plant nectar and small dead animals.
An Asian species increasingly common from NJ to DC to NE Ohio.