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
Species Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Coloration/Hue: Gold / Translucent Yellow
Nuptial Flight (TOY): Late August - September
Nuptial Flight (TOD): Evening