Prenolepis imparis
  • Prenolepis imparis

    False Honeypot Ants / Winter Ants

    Prenolepis imparis, False Honeypot Ants, differ from "real" Honeypot Ants (Myrmecocystus spp.) in that rather than storing sugar, replete worker gasters are intended to store liquid fats. While many temperate species enjoy the heat and are most active at the warmest times of the year, Prenolepis imparis tuck themselves away in their very deep, cozy nests in the summer months to avoid competing with more heat-tolerant species.

    • Minor Worker Size: 4 - 4.5 m

      Queen Size: 8 - 9 mm


      Subfamily: Formicinae

      Species Tribe: Lasiini


      Coloration/Hue: Amber - Chestnut Brown

      Nuptial Flight (TOY): February - Early April

      Nuptial Flight (TOD): Midday - Afternoon


      Polymorphic: No

      Polygynous: Yes

      Polydomous: No