Argentine Ants

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This light to dark brown ant, about one-tenth inch long; antenna has 12 segments. The Argentine ant is readily adaptable and can nest in a great variety of situations. Colonies are massive, and may contain hundreds of queens, nests are usually located in moist soil, next to or under buildings, along sidewalks, or beneath boards.They travel in trails, forage day and night. This ant can eat almost anything but prefers sweets.It has no important natural enemy in the United States.

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