Solenopsis molesta
  • Solenopsis molesta

    Thief Ants

    During nuptial flights, Thief Ant queens will occasionally carry a worker from their origninal colony with them on their backs, to help out during the early stages of foundation. Sicne they are so tiny and inconspicuous, Thief Ants are capable of living in the most obscure locations without being noticed.

    • Minor Worker Size: 1 - 2 mm

      Queen Size: 5 mm


      Subfamily: Myrmicinae

      Species Tribe: Solenopsidini


      Coloration/Hue: Transulcent Yellow/Orange

      Nuptial Flight (TOY): Late July - August

      Nuptial Flight (TOD): Evening


      Polymorphic: No

      Polygynous: Yes

      Polydomous: No