Tapinoma sessile
  • Tapinoma sessile

    Odorous House Ants

    Although a common household pest, Tapinoma sessile are not actually invasive; they simply happen to thrive in residential and manicured locations. When crushed, workers release a distinctive rotten-coconut/stale bleu cheese odor.

    • Minor Worker Size: 3 mm

      Queen Size: 5 mm


      Subfamily: Dolichoderinae

      Species Tribe: Tapinomini


      Coloration/Hue: Black with brown highlights

      Nuptial Flight (TOY): April - June

      Nuptial Flight (TOD): Morning - Midday


      Polymorphic: No

      Polygynous: Yes

      Polydomous: Yes