Ant IdentificationWorkers 4-5mm long. Queens 15mm long. Dark brown-black in colour. No sting present.
DescriptionForaging worker ants follow well–defined trails around food sources. Sweet foods are preferred but high protein foods will also be taken. Swarming characteristics – mating between queens and fertile males takes place on the wing mid to late summer. Males perish after mating. Nest locations – often outdoors in soil and below paving slabs on the sunny side of buildings. Nest locations can be identified by the presence of finely powdered soil around nest exit holes.