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
Species Tribe: Lasiini
Coloration/Hue: Amber - Chestnut Brown
Nuptial Flight (TOY): February - Early April
Nuptial Flight (TOD): Midday - Afternoon