The basics associated with ant identification revolve around the insect’s petiole nodes and antennal segments. Other body parts, such as the thoracic spines, the eyes and gaster, are also key areas to focus on when ident... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Ants

There are many factors that differentiate carpenter ants from other species. Besides common black carpenter ants, some species are yellow or red. They are the most substantial species of ants that are commonly seen in ho... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Ants

Ants secrete pheromones from glands on their bodies and use their antennae to detect the pheromone secretions of other ants. Pheromone signals can be used as identification, for marking food collection trails, for sendin... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Ants
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