Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Brachymyrmex depilis

    Tiny Golden Ants

    Brachymyrmex depilis are among the smallest ants in the entire Unites States. Nuptial flights typically coincide with those of certain Lasius species and queens appear in droves. As they tend root aphids and coccids for honeydew in underground galleries, B. depilis are primarily subterranean and will rarely venture outside of their nests to forage for food.

    • Worker Size: 1.5 - 2 mm

      Queen Size: 4.5 - 5 mm


      Subfamily: Formicinae

      Species Tribe: Myrmelachistini


      Coloration/Hue: Gold / Translucent Yellow

      Nuptial Flight (TOY): Late August - September

      Nuptial Flight (TOD): Evening


      Polymorphic: No

      Polygynous: Occasionally

      Polydomous: No