Little Black Ant

Monomorium minimum

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The little black ant (Monomorium minimum) is a species of ant native to North America. It is a shiny black color, the workers about 1 to 2 mm long and the queens 4 to 5 mm long. It is a monomorphic species, with only one caste of worker, and polygyne, meaning a nest may have more than one queen. A colony is usually moderately sized with only a few thousand workers.

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  1. (c) Meghan Cassidy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/21540915
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomorium_minimum

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