General Info: Argentine ant colonies can grow to monumental size. A single colony can contain several hundred thousand workers. These dark brown-black ants give off a musty odor when squished
- Length: 1/16″ – 1/4″
- Region Found: Across the country
- Residential Location: Anywhere with water and a food source
- Random/Interesting Fact: They are native to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and were probably introduced to New Orleans via coffee ships from Brazil in the late 1800’s.
- Identification: The body varies from light to dark brown.They have no stinger, but they will bite if provoked. Workers do emit a stale greasy or musty odor when crushed.