Monomorium minimum
  • Monomorium minimum

    Little Black Ants

    Aptly named “Little Black Ants”, Monomorium minimum are adorably small. They prefer very sandy soil and large colonies can house up to hundreds of queens at a time. Since they are so tiny, queens can be elusive and hard to come by, so not very much is known about their behavior in captivity.

    • Worker Size: 1.5 - 2 mm

      Queen Size: 4 - 4.5 mm


      Subfamily: Myrmicinae

      Species Tribe: Solenopsidini


      Coloration/Hue: Shiny jet black

      Nuptial Flight (TOY): June

      Nuptial Flight (TOD): Morning


      Polymorphic: No

      Polygynous: Yes

      Polydomous: No