• Hold their abdomen over their head and thorax when excited
  • The workers are monomorphic and range from 1/10 to 1/6 in
  • They range in color from yellowish-brown, to red and black, to black
  • They also feature a heart-shaped abdomen that is flattened on the upper side and curved below
  • Are not
    normally found in households, but will commonly take up refuge in trees, or dead and decaying root balls
  • They will invade a home in search of food, they can be considered occasional invaders
  • Some species
    may be found in decayed wood inside homes, so they may be considered structural pests
  • They are seldom found in sound good lumber


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