Pavement ant gets a new name

Tetramorium immigrans nest. Photo by Alex Wild.
A few years ago I was called to a home in the Dallas area to look at a stubborn “fire ant” problem. Indeed the numerous mounds did look much like fire ant mounds, and the red ants like fire ants; but closer inspection showed the ants to be pavement ants.
The name “pavement ant” comes from its preference for nesting in open, well-drained gravelly soil typical of sites under sidewalks and other pavement. By building roads and laying concrete…

Source: Insects in the City

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