Species Factsheet

Linepithema humile


Complete name: Linepithema humile (Mayr, 1868)
Taxonomy: Insecta » Arthropoda » Insecta » hymenoptera » formicidae » Linepithema humile
Authors: Wolfgang Rabitsch
Last updated: October 30th, 2006

Common Names

Argentine ant.


Hypoclinea humilis Mayr, 1868
Iridomyrmex humilis Mayr, 1868
Iridomyrmex riograndensis Borgmeier, 1928

Short Description

Ant of light brown colour; females are 4.5-4.9 mm long and workers 2.1-3.0mm long. They are omnivorous, feeding on honeydew, nectar, insects and carrion.