Sometimes called the Flower Ant, the Floricola Ant is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions. This small and slender ant is widely known to attack other insect eggs, including butterflies. The Floricola Ant can be distinguished by their distinctive bi-colored body, with a pale thorax and darker brown head and gaster, and a clubbed 3 segmented antenna and 2 nodes between their thorax and their gaster.
The Floricola is primarily forming large colonies in bushes, dry stems of grasses, and trees as well as in small voids or cracks in homes to varying degrees. They are a common urban pest in most tropical countries.
The Floricola lives on living and dead insects. Sucking the sap from insects and collecting honeydew off plants, giving them the generic name as the flower ant.
Collier Pest Control, Southwest Florida’s Pest Authority, is thoroughly familiar with the Floricola Ant as well as all of Southwest Florida’s problem ants and how to control and eliminate them.
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