Ant IdentificationThis species vary greatly in shape, size and colour. Range from 2.5 to 15 mm, and are some of the most often seen ants due to their size and often bright colouring.
DescriptionSugar ants often nest in a variety of sites ranging from holes in wood to the roots of plants, twigs of trees and shrubs, between rocks or in the soil. They can also be seen during the day however, they are most active at night. They are unable to sting, but they do possess strong mandibles which can bite. In self-defense these ants are also able to spray acid from their abdomens to deter predators. Sugar ants feed on dead and lives insects, household waste and are attracted by sweet food. They rarely enter houses.