Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ghost Ants

Coming in at about 1/16 of an inch, Ghost Ants, or Tapinoma Melanocephalum are a tropical species found throughout the world and are recognized by their dark head and thorax, and light abdomen and legs. Normally they inhabit the outdoors because of their need for moisture, but during dry conditions, they are known to camp out indoors sharing your domestic bliss while thriving mainly off of what is sweet.

Since their abdomens are transparent, the food Ghost Ants consume can easily be detected.

(source article)

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